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Stokes' Standard Seeds 

Walter P. Stokes, Seedsman 

219 Market Street 
208 Church Street 
205 Church Street I 



Store and Warehouse. 

Greenhouses and Trial Grounds. 


Warehouse, 205 Churcli Street 

Main Store and Offices, 
219 Market Street 

To the old Customers of the late firm of Johnson & Stokes. 

Promptness in Filling Orders. 

The growth of my business has 
been such in the last two years 
that I have been obliged to take an additional warehouse for stor- 
age purposes ; this in addition to the large, five-slory building 
shown in the illustration, on the left, which runs i6o feet in depth, 
through to Church street in the rear. The warehouse, 205 Church 
street, is directly across the street through the rear entrance of my 
Market street store, so wagons can be handled from either building 
with equal ease. It greatly facilitates my ability to ship promptly, 
and to carry in stock a large amount of both seeds and poultry sup- 
plies that are handled in the spring of the year. 

In addition to the 
above, I have a fine 

range of greenhouses, shown on opposite page in connection with 
my trial grounds at Moorestown, New Jersey. On these trial 
grounds are tested, not only my own stocks, offered in this Cata- 
logue, but the novelties of other seedsmen, in order to test their 

desirability in comparison with my own. No well-conducted seed business can get along without a trial 
ground, in order to test the quality of the stock they are sending out. 

I find that many of my old friends think that I 
have simply withdrawn, or sold out, from the 
old firm. Such is not the case; the firm of Johnson & Stokes was dissolved by limitation on the first of luly, 1906, and the Stokes' 
half of it is very much alive and wanting your business. 

Every department of the business is receiving my personal touch and care, and your 
orders will be filled promptly and liberally, with courteous attention to any of your special 
requests. Trusting that I may be favored with vour orders this coming season, and assuring you of my utmost endeavor to serve 
you carefully and well, I am. Yours very truly, 


How to Order Stokes' Standard Seeds 

SEEDS BY MAIL. The Rural Free Delivery Mail Carrier here illustrated, and thousands like him all over this w hole coun- 
try, bring my seed store, with its complete equipment, right before every farmer's door. No br.inch of our great go\ eriinient has 
ever been established that has been so instantly popular and serviceable 
to the farming communities all over the land as this Rural Free Delivery 
.Service. Their daily calls keep the farmer in touch with the outside 
world in a manner which was unknown before. 

SEEDS MAILED POSTPAID. In considering my prices, both of new 
and standard garden seeds, please bear in mind that I pay the postage by 
the packet, ounce, quarter-pound, pound and pint. 

HOW TO ORDER. Please be careful to sign your name, post-office, 
county and state on each and every letter sent me. Cash should accom- 
pany the order. You may remit at my risk either by post-office order, 
bank draft, express order, or cash by registered letter. I am responsible 
for safe arrival of the seeds, — whether sent by mail, express or freight. 

YOU RUN NO RISK in sending cash with order. My reputation as 
an honest and experienced seedsman is well known, w hile my financial 
resp 'nsibility can be learned by inquiry of any bank, trust company, or 
wholesale merchant who subscribes to either of the Commercial Agency 
Reports. I do not charge for bags or boxes. 

25 Cents' Worth of Seeds Extra ^"o^'ed on each $i sent 

for seeds m packets and 

ounces, excepting on cauliflower and other seeds priced at more tlian 25 cents an ounce. T his premium (allowed on cash orders) 
can l)e selected only in packets and ounces. No premium can be allowed on seeds by the quarter-pound, pound, pint, quart, peck 
or bushel, nor upon bulbs or plants, upon which prices are net. After making out your order, kindly figure the total value of 
packets and ounces (priced at 25 cents per oiuice or less). On this amount select your ow n premiums, as above, at the rate of 25 
cents on each dollar sent us for packets and ounces. 

Copyright 1908 by Walter P. Stokes 

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Trial grounds and greenhouses at Moorestown, N. J. 

Personal to My Friends and Customers 

T>ear Friend: 

If you have not already joined the "Stokes* Standard" happy family of Seed 
Buyers, I am confidently expecting that you will do so this year. My Catalogue for 
1 909 is "different" from others in many ways, and I think its plain, straightforward 
descriptions and honest illustrations and directions for culture will insure me an order 
from every Catalogue issued. Every seed listed must stand a rigid test and give a 
good account of itself before it can presume to jom the "Stokes' Standard" family. 

There is Honest Endeavor back of every seed sent out, and Honest Endeavor 
back of the service to get them to you promptly and in the best of order, and an 
Honest Desire to give you a Square Deal on every purchase. I know what it means 
to get fooled with poor seed when you are looking for a big crop, and it does not do 
merely to mean well. The successful seedsman must know and understand his busi- 
ness from top to bottom, and know that his employees are efficient and reliable. 

Novelties and Specialties for 1909 

The novelties and specialties annually offered by seedsmen should be of great interest to progressive gardeners, no 
matter how many old favorites they may have among the standard varieties. I am careful, in this department, to try 
to offer nothing but varieties, not only of real merit, but those that are an advance in quality or productiveness over the 
standard varieties that are already well known, or such as have been highly recommended by specialists or gardeners 
in whom I have confidence. I believe you will not be disappointed in any of the novelties herein offered. 

I am always glad to receive samples of any new, rare or superior varieties of garden or flower seeds from my customers, 
and will give them a careful test at my Floracroft Trial Grounds and report results at the end of the season. 

Yours for the best garden on earth, 

^' WALT'E'P^'P. STOKES [) 219 Market ^eet/pmLv\DELPHLCPA. 


Bonny Best 
Early Tomato 

Stol^es' " Bonny Best Early" Tomato 

has more lhaii met my most sanguine ex- 
pectations. It was offered for the first last 
year, and from every section where it was 
sent it has made good. A customer in 
Texas writes me: "It is the Tomato for 
Texas." A customer in Florida writes: "Its 
splendid foliage is just what we want here 
to protect the beautiful fruit;" and from 
Illinois comes the word: "The most 
pleasure of the season lies in a cut-glass 
dish of Bonny Best Early Tomatoes on our 
sideboard. They ripen in very dense foli- 
age of vine, and for color and ripeness are 
the most beautiful fruit we have ever had." 

Stores' "Bonny Best Early" Tomato 

is given the place of honor — the first page 
in the book. This magnificent novelty for 
the past eight years has been carefully 
re -selected, each season, for earliness, 
solidity of fruit, smoothness and evenness 
in the ripening up to the stem. 

Stokes' "Bonny Best Early" Tomato 

is fully ten days to two weeks earlier than 
" Chalk's Early Jewel " and within a day or 
two, if not quite, as early as the "Sparks 
Earliana." Many who have tested it the 
past season have declared it was as early 
as the celebrated "Earliana." It is a 
vigorous grower, enormously prolific and 
with splendid foliage, which will protect the fruits from 
the hot sun on days when other varieties, with less foliage, 
would scald. As a shipping Tomato it will be found to be 
one of the very best, as the entire picking will grade into 
the same crate, owing to its remarkable evenness of size. 

Stokes' "Bonny Best Early" Tomato will soon be 
known from one end of the land to the other as the finest 
shipping Tomato ever introduced. In color it is an intense 
velvety glowing scarlet, the very best color for the table or 
canning, and ripens evenly all over up to the stem. In 
shape it is beautiful as can be seen from the above illustra- 
tion and from the colored illustration on the front cover. 
It is roundish and slightly flattened at the stem end, but 
thicker through than most other Tomatoes of its class. 
This makes it a magnificent variety for slicing. Its greatest 
characteristic, however, is it marvelous uniformity of size 
and smoothness in shape. 

Stokes' "Bonny Best Early" Tomato holds its size clear up to the end of the season to a remarkable degree. 
Its smooth, even -sized handsome fruit is salable in market and satisfactory for your table long after most other 
Tomatoes are down and out. It is a winner for the early, main-crop and late markets. 

In a field of nearly two acres growing for seed, w hich I carefully inspected the past season, I could not find a single 
rough fruit or one that would not make a select market specimen. The fruits setting at the crown are all of a uniform 
size and ripening e\ enly up to the stem to a remarkable degree. The fruit on the branches is equally choice. 1 want 
to popularize this Tomato right from the start, so I am making a low price for a novelty of its class. 

Pkt. 10 cts., 'Aoz. 35 cts., oz. 60 cts., ' Jb. $2, lb. $7.50, by mail, postpaid 




Stokes* Fireball Beet 

This is a splendid new acquisition, perfectly globe-shape, and 
ten days to two weeks earlier than Crosby's Egyptian. Its 
very small leaf-stalks and tiny tap root will make it very desir- 
able as an early forcing variety for market-gardeners, and for 
sowing in frames. The skin is smooth ; the flesh is solid, with 
a very sweet flavor and of an intense bright red color. While 
used for forcing it is also very desirable for open-ground cul- 
ture, where it retains its fresh table quality without getting 
tough. Much better than most Beets. Price, pkt. lo cts., oz. 
15 cts., Xlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Early Model Red Globe Beet 

This distinct new table Beet is absolute beet perfection. It is 
remarkable for its uniform shape, of very deep colored flesh 
and has a fine sweet flavor. In a test of garden Beets at my 
Floracroft Trial Grounds it was by far the best in this particu 
lar of over thirty varieties tested. It has a small leaf, green in 
color, ribbed crimson, and a very small tap-root. The bulbs 
develop quickly and can be sold when very young. They are 
smooth and free from small rootlets. Both skin and flesh are 
of an unusually deep rich blood-crimson color, retaining this 
color when cooked, making them valuable for canning and 
pickling. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ,'4:ib. 35 cts., lb. $1, by 
mail postpaid ; by express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. ^4. 

Michigaa White Wax Beans 

Stokes' Fireball Beet 

Michigan White Wax Beans 

For years past there has been a constant demand for white-seeded 
wax Beans, and in the new Michigan White Wax we have attained a 
Bean which has the desired features, a white seed with golden wax 
pod. The vine is large, robust and vigorous ; foliage heavy ; hand- 
some pods are produced in great abundance ; very uniform in size, 
and color which is a very attractive light golden yellow ; the pods are 
comparatively broad and meaty, without strings. The white seed is a 
distinct advantage, in that as snap Beans they cook without discolor- 
ing, making them more attractive for the table, while as a dried Bean 
they are very handsome, and as useful as any of the staple white 
Beans on the market. Price, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 45 cts., by mail postpaid; 
by express, qt. 60 cts., /4pk. $2, pk. ^3.50, bus. $12. 

Early Leviathan Pole Lima Beans 

In this new Bean we have one that is earlier than any other variety 
of Lima Bean, of surpassed quality and with pods of immense size. 
The pods grow in large clusters and are always well filled with most 
delicious beans of a beautiful green color. This will be found the best 
Bean for those who want Limas, and owing to their location have only 
a short season to mature them. Price, pkt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail 
postpaid ; by express, qt. 40 cts., >2pk. $1.50, pk. $2 50. 

L. B. Robertson, Adrian, Mich., writes Sept. 27, 1908: "The seeds purchased 
from you were, without exception, the most satisfactory ever planted by me, some of 
them better than the best." 



Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 

The only stiffly erect bush form of the Potato Lima. Both pods and beans are twice the 
size of the Kumerle or Dreer's Bush Lima 

Fordhook Bush Lima is altogether unique, and has a stifflj' erect habit, branching freely, 
but with all the branches held upright. It has an ideal bush growth, which is strikingly 
different from the low spreading growth of the Dreer's Bush Lima. It has foliage like 
that of the Large Pole Lima. 

Fordhook Bush Lima bears tremendous crops ; the beans are ready for use fully three 
weeks earlier than any other of the pole lima varieties. The plump, well-filled pods are 
twice as large as those of the Dreer's Bush, while the beans are also twice the size ; the pods 
measuring 4 to 5 inches in length, containing four to five large beans. The green Beans, 
even of full size, are tender, juicy and sweet when cooked, resembling the flavor of the finer 
varieties of the large Flat Lima. Fkt. 15 cts., pt. 45 cts., by mail postpaid ; by express, pt. 
35 cts., qt. 60 cts., j4pk. $2, pk. I3.50, bus. ^512.50. 

Whitloof Chicory 

This makes one of the most delicious of all salads. The seed is planted in May or June 
in the open ground, and in the fall the roots are dug. The roots are then planted in earth in 
a dark, cool place in the cellar or under a greenhouse bench. Finely blanched crisp leaves 
are thrown out, and when cut new leaves form. Fkt. loc, oz. 20 cts., }^\h. 40 cts., lb. ^1.50. 

Silver Self-blcinching Celery 

The most popular Celeries are Golden 
Self-blanching and White Plume, and 
this grand new Silver Self-blanching Cel- 
ery combines in one variety the essential 
qualities of these two varietie= ; in short, 
it has the robust, sturdy, compact habit, 
with the immense solid heart, crisp, brit- 
tle and tender qualities of the Golden 
Self-blanching, together with the beauti- 
ful Silver Self-blanching foliage of the 
White Plume. This makes a great com- 
bination and I predict for the Silver Self- 
blanching Celery a great future, and I 
believe that, when it becomes known to 
the grower for market, it will make one 
of the most popular varieties of Celery 
ever introduced. Fkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
■4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4. 

Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 

New "Nokor" Cabbagre 

Silver Self -blanching Celery 

A Splendid New Cabbage, **Nokor" 

The heads are e.xtremely uniform in size and shape, 
weighing from 12 to 15 pounds each, and frequently 
measuring 12 inches in diameter, roundish in shape 
and e.xtremely solid, and the stem does not run up 
into the head, hence its name "Nokor" (no core). 
The flesh is extremely firm, tender and white, making 
it a most desirable Cabbage for Kraut. It matures 
fully two weeks earlier than any of the late-growing 
varieties, and yet it will stand a long time before 
bursting. I recommend it particularly as an early-ma- 
turing main-crop variety. Fkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., >4lb. 
|i, lb. J3.50, by mail postpaid. 

Floracroft Beauty Sugar Corn 

In "Floracroft Beaiitj'" I believe I have a Corn, for 
eariiness, size of ear and quality, that has no equal on 
the market. Many gardeners complain that the early 
Corns are so small as to be trifling, but in the " Flora- 
croft Beauty" we have one that combines eariiness, a 
large-sized ear and splendid quality. It has a strong grow- 
ing stalk from 5 to 6 feet in height with ample foliage 
and quite long blades, generally with two and some- 
times three good ears to a stalk, the ears being well set 
up from the ground. The ears are from 6 to 7 inches in 
length and have ten to twelve rows of good-sized deep 
grains, which are exceptionally tender and juicy, possessing a rich sweet flavor that will 
please all lovers of this popular and delicious vegetable. Price, pkt. 10 cts., >^pt. 20 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. $1, pk. $1.75. 

New Davis Perfect Cucumber 

The Davis Perfect Cucumber resembles a hothouse Cucumber so closely that dealers 
cannot tell the difference, it being equally good fur hothouse or outdoor culture. It is 
ideal in shape, rich, dark green color, uniform and regular in size. It is exceedingly ten- 
der, and as a slicing Cucumber for the table is unsurpassed. It is almost seedless one- 
third of its length from the stem end, and the seeds that are contained in it, when in 
slicing condition, are so small and tender that they are almost unnoticed. Exceedingly 
productive. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^Ib. 40 cts., lb. I1.50. 

The New Lemon Cucumber 

The Lemon Cucumber was a suspicious novelty until we tasted it. Now it has a 
permanent place on our list. Of all the many varieties of Cucumbers raised in our gar- 
den, none have a finer flavor than the Lemon Cucumber. There is a strong resemblance 
to its namesake in its size, shape and color. It has a thin skin, the crispness, tenderness 
and sweetness are all that could be desired, and it seems to lack the bitterness of the 
common Cucumber. It is attractive in appearance for using sliced, whole or in pickles. 
The best time for pickling is just as it turns yellow. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Perfection White Spine Cucumber 

This magnificent Cucumber has been bred by careful selection by a prominent grower 
in Rhode Island. It is quite early, enormously prolific and bears uniformly long, sym- 
metrical, deep green-colored fruits faintly marked with a light yellowish shading toward 
the blossom end. The seeds are small, making it an ideal variety for market or slicing. 
The vines are very vigorous and healthy and blight-resisting and maintam their fresh 
uxuriance, bearing until late in the season. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c., ^Ib. 40c., lb. $1.50. 

stokes' Perfection White Spine Cucumber 


WALTEP^P. STOKES 219 Market §fa-eet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 

Strawberry Lettuce 

has all the choice qualities of sweetness, flavor and pro- 
ductiveness of the parent sort, and its flesh is of a beau- 
tiful golden color. The seed cavity in the center of the 
melon is exceedingly small, thus making it very thick, 
fleshy and meaty. It is e.xactly the same shape as the 
Rocky Ford, well netted and slightly ribbed. These 
melons will bring top market prices ; one car last Sep- 
tember, containing 863 dozen, sold for 11,159,80, net- 
ting over $1 per dozen melons. As it is a strong grower, 
it should be planted farther apart than the green-fleshed 
sorts, say lox 12 feet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., )i\h. 
Socts., lb. I1.75. 

The Grand Muskmelon 

This is a very good shipping melon with salmon-col- 
ored flesh, very thick meat and ripens evenly. It is from 
ten to fourteen days earlier than the Osage, equaling it 
in flavor. These melons are of a peculiar rich green 
color on the outside, slisjhtly ribbed and netted. It has 
a very vigorous vine, with the fruit setting near the root 
and therefore resisting disease more than most other 

New Strawberry Lettuce 

The French people are great connoisseurs of Lettuce 
and salads of all kinds, and this new French variety 
comes to us with strong endorsement from these Let- 
tuce-loving people. It forms a medium-sized head, very 
firm, and has a delicious, crisp, buttery flavor. Outside 
its general appearance is dark reddish 'brown, but the 
interior of the head has a decided pink color, and, when 
dressed with oil and prepared for the table, it resembles 
a dish of crushed strawberries, hence its name. This 
color, together with its rich flavor, makes it a novelty of 
the first class, and I predict for it a very general sale for 
private use. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. 75 cts., 
by mail, postpaid. 

BurrelFs Gem Muskmelon 


It is a well-known fact among growers of melons for 
market that the pink- or red-fleshed varieties are stronger 
growers and less liable to blight than the green-fleshed 
sorts. Burrell's Gem is a pink-fleshed Rocky Ford. It 

Burreli's Gem Muskmelon 

The Grand Muskmelon 

sorts. It is just the right size, averaging about 6 inches in diam- 
eter. The "Grand," owing to its uniform size, its uniformly 
rich, thick, salmon-colored flesh, makes it one of the most favor- 
able salmon-colored fleshed fruits for the market ever offered. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^Ib. 90 cts., lb. j;3, by mail, 
postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. 113.75. 

Stokes* New Jumbo Rocky Ford 

This is a very fine strain of Rocky Ford Muskmelon that has 
been selected o\ er a series of years in order to bring up the size. 
They w ill average fully one-third larger than the ordinary run of 
Rocky P'ord Melons, retain, all the good qualities of the older type 
of sw eetness and netting and shape ; \ ery thick-meated ; splendid 
shippers and carriers and desirable in every way. While larger 
in type, they are ten days to two weeks earlier in maturing ; prac- 
tically rust- and blight-p'oof ; carries in crates better and farther 
than other melons. Price, pkt. lo cts., oz. 20 cts., ^4 lb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. f8.75. 



Stokes* Sugar Sweet 

Would you like a Muskmelon, 
every one of which had that de- 
licious, sweet flavor that every 
melon-lover thinks so much ol ? 
We have it here in the Stokes' 
New Sugar Sweet. I believe, 
without any exaggeration, they 
are the sweetest and most de- 
licious-flavored melon that has 
ever been offered to the trade. 
The vine is very strong and per- 
fectly blight-proof, holding up 
green and strong until all the 
melons are ripened. It is nicely 
netted, flesh thick and of dark 
green, with tendency toward 
pinkish hue near the seed cav- 
ity ; the seeds are very small 
and few. The melon is slightly 
oblong and very uniform in size, 
averaging about 6 inches in di- 
ameter and 7 inches in length. 
I cannot recommend this Stokes' 
Sugar Sweet Muskmelon too 
highly, either for home use or 
for market. Seed comparative- 
ly scarce. Price, pkt. locts., oz. 
35 cts , ><lb. $1, lb. $3.50 ; in 5- 
Ib. lots, by express, $16.25. 

New Fordhook 

Stokes' Sugar Sweet Muskmelon (Doesn't it look it ?) 

This melon originated in South Jersey and is a cross between the Emerald Gem and Improved Jenny Lind. It is the 
shape of the large-size type of Jenny Lind, well shown in illustration, but has very thick, deep salmon-colored flesh, sur- 
passingly sweet to the very rind. The fruits carry well to market, and, when once they are known, command the highest 
prices. It is quite early, vigorous in growth, and extremely prolific. The fruits are even in size and always nicely netted. 
A basket of them is a very appealing sight. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ;4^1b. 85 cts., lb. $3; in 5-lb. lots, by ex- 
press, $13.75. 

Select Eden Gem Muskmelon 

This melon is also called The Pollock and Rust-Proof Solid Netted Rocky Ford. 

New Fordhook Muskmelon 

It is a most excellent market sort, 
resisting unfavorable conditions 
which cause rust, much better 
than any other sort. It is the 
heaviest yielder of any musk- 
melon. In our field for testing 
it was common to find hills with 
twenty-five to thirty full netted 
melons on them. The flesh is 
exceedingly thick, with small 
cavities. Most of the melons are 
Solid Net, having no space be- 
tween the ribs not covered with 
netting. The heavy gray netting 
is closely laced. The color of 
the meat is light green. It is a 
most excellent shipper. Price, 
Extra - Selected Stock Seed, 
Eden Gem, pkt. 10 cts , oz. 25 
cts., >4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.25 ; 5-lb. 
lots and over, by express, 
Jig. Price of seed saved 
from general crop Eden Gem 
Muskmelon, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., ^^Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1 ; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $8. 




219 Market §treet. PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 

Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon 

I believe Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon is the best and most profitable Watermelon you can grow. 
All the seed of this melon I have to offer, is Pedigree Stock that I know all about, and I know will produce money-making 
results.— WALTER P. STOKES. 

The Kleckley Sweets has long been one of our most popular melons for the home market. It has the sweetness, the 
fine grain and the luscious flavor of the perfect melon, but unfortunately its thin and brittle rind has made it undesirable 
as a shipping melon for market. In this new strain, now offered, there is developed a melon with a shell hard enough to 
carry to market, having been carefully selected for a series of years for this result. The rind is not thick, but the skin is 
so hard and tough that it resists the jolts and jars of travel to a remarkable degree. The seed I offer has all been saved 
from the largest selected melons and should produce splendid results. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.50 ; 
by express, 5 lbs. |io. 

T. A. LiTTLETOX, Shawnee, Okla., writes October 13, 190S : " All of the seed that I purchased from you last spring did ex- 
ceedingly well, especially the Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelons, they were the finest and best, and best sellers that I 
ever raised. I got premiums at the Farmers' Institute this year on the display of garden and field products, which was $25 in 
gold. I will send in my order later for more seed." 

New "Angel's Kiss" Watermelon 

' ' Ma\) the man be forgiven who gave it that name 

This fine Watermelon originated in Texas, and it is a superb melon in every sense of the word except its name. It 
is entirely distinctive, being a handsome melon, of large, oblcng shape, which is well shown in the illustration herewith. 

The flesh is bright red in color, very solid and firm, and of melting sugary sweetness. The vine is a remarkably 
strong, vigorous grower, bearing great numbers of large, mottled, silver-gray melons, with a very tough, but thin skin. 

The melons average 
25 to 30 inches in 
length, with a weight 
of from 30 to 40 pounds 
each. They are very 
attractive either in the 
field, on the market 
stall or on the table. 
They will be a rapid 
seller and a good ship- 
per, and a melon that 
will be called for again 
when once sampled. 
The seed is pure white, 
with a light gray mot- 
tled skin. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25c., 65c., lb. 
I2.50, postpaid ; by 

New Angel's Kiss Watermelon ( Rememtjer i did not give it that name) express, 5 lbs. $10. 




^TOKE^^ Standar d ^E^aTf ^'stokes nov^ 

The Morse Brown Globe Onion 

Very early, ripening as early as August i, and forms good, 
large bulbs which are fine-grained, solid, heavy, and keep 
in good condition a longer time than any olher kind. Its color 
is a deep, rich seal- brown, the flesh is white, brittle and tender. 
The first requisite of a market Onion is the keeping qualities, 
with size, earliness and color almost as important, and in the 

Morse Brown 
Globe Onion 
all thesequal- 
ities arecom- 
bined , mak- 
i n g it an 
Oiiion of the 
highest qual- 
ity. Price, 

New Early Santa Marie Onions 

New Ruby Giant Pepper 
White Welsh Onion ( For Green Onions) 

pkt. lo cts., oz. 35Cts., Xlb. lb. I3.50, by mail postpaid ; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. J16.25. 

Extra Dark Red Wethersfield Onion 

The "Red Wethersfield" is one of our old popular standard sorts 
and the one well adapted for market purposes, being a splendid 
keeper and of good size. In this new type we have a much higher 
and richer color than the old sort, and it is strongly recommended. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, by mail post- 
paid ; by express, 5 lbs. $11.25. 

New Extremely Early Onion "Santa Marie" 

This new early Onion comes from France. They are pinkish rose 
in color ; flesh white flushed with pink, crisp and very sweet. The 
Onions are quite flat in form, measuring 2j4 to inches in diameter, 
with a thickness of i to i}( inches from top to bottom. It is an entirely 
distinct new variety, and will be found a very satisfactory Onion for 
plantmg in the spring in the North, and will be found superior to the 
Bermuda Onion for planting in the southern states. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., 34 lb. 85 cts., lb. I3, by mail, postpaid. 

Ailsa Craig Onion 

This is a great exhibition Onion in England and is largely illustrated 
in every English catalogue. It grows to an immense size, three and 
one-half to four pounds each being frequently recorded. It is of a 
beautiful yellow or straw-color, slightly pouited at each end, and to 
obtain the best results the seed should be sown in the hotbed and 
transplanted from 4 to 6 inches apart. As a show or exhibition Onion 
it should be a great success on account of its fine appearance. It is 
also an excellent table sort, being mild in flavor and a good keeper. 
Price, pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts., oz. 35 cts., ^Ib. I1.25, by 
mail, postpaid. 

The seed of this Onion may be drilled in as any Onion 
seed, making one-third the expense and trouble of 
planting top sets, and producing more green Onions. 
The flavor is the sweetest of all onions. No bulb is 
formed. The plant is perennial and may be left in the 
ground for years with but slight protection. Maximum 
results, however, are obtained by treating as an annual. 
Sow in the spring or fall. Price, pkt. 10 cts., >^oz. 15 
cts., oz. 25 cts., 2 ozs. 40 cts., ^Ib. 60 cts. 

New Ruby Giant Pepper 

This beautiful Pepper is a cross between the Ruby 
King and the Chinese Giant. The Chinese Giant is the 
largest of all Peppers, but is rough and ungainly in 
shape ; whereas, the New Ruby Giant, while quite as 
large round as the Chinese Giant, has the ideal shape 
of the Ruby King, being longer than the Chinese Giant, 
and much larger round than the Ruby King. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. sects., Xlb. $r.5o, lb. $5. 

Ailsa Craig Onions 


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Alderman Pea — The largest Pea 

Laxtonian Pea 

New Golden King Pea 

A Golden Yellow-Podded Telephone Pea 

This remarkable novelty grows on perfectly healthy, vigorous vines 3 l4 to 4 feet 
high. The pods are of shining deep golden yellow color, fully as large as those of the 
Telephone Pea, containing 8 to 9 large, green, wrinkled peas, with superior flavor be- 
longing to the Telephone and Duke of Albany types. The golden yellow-podded Pea 
is certainly a distinct and striking novelty, and should find a place in every garden. 
Seed is scarce and can be offered this year only in packets. Price, pkt. 25c. , 3 pkts. 50c. 

New Letxtonian Pea 

For two years our trial-ground test of this new Pea has shown up remarkably 
well, and I believe that the introduction of this Pea will command the greatest sensa- 
tion of any sort introduced into America in recent years. It is a dwarf Gradus, three 
days later than Note's Excelsior, producing pods as large as the Stratagem or Tele- 
phone. The pods are produced in great abundance, five to seven on a vine and very 
dark green color, well filled with from eight to ten large Peas ; the flavor of the 
sweetest and best. All Pea-lovers should test this wonderful new variety. Seed is 
scarce this year and not over 4 quarts can be sold to any one person. Pkt. 15c., /ipt. 
50c , pt. 85c., postpaid ; by express, pt. 75c., 
qt. $1.50. 

New Alderman Pea 

This is the very largest podded Pea 
known. The vine is very robust and vigor- 
ous, growing to 4 feet high and produc- 
ing pods of the largest size, well filled with 
large peas of most excellent flavor. It is 
very productive and almost entirely free 
from sports. The pods are frequently 5 to 6 
inches in length, of a very rich dark green 
color and most beautifully shaped. This is 
the very finest of the large-podded late va- 
rieties. Price, pkt. 10 cts., j^pt. 15 cts., pt. 
25 cts., by mail postpaid ; by express, qt. 
40 cts., 4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2.50. 

Edwin Becket Pea 

This is the third year for this new large-podded English Pea, concerning 
which I have had only favorable comments. It is a strong, vigorous grower 
with very dark, large pods, uniform in size and color, without fading from the 
dirk color type until they are dead ripe. The vines are strong and vigorous, 
about 3 feet high, and the pods are large and well filled with seven to nine 
peas. They are deliciously sweet in flavor. Price, pkt. 10 cts., >^pt. 20 cts., pt. 
35 cts., by mail postpaid; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. |i, pk. $1.75. 

Carter's Buttercup Pea 

This is a new English Pea, somewhat after the type of Carter's Daisy, but 
larger and more robust, with long, handsome, well-filled pods. Height about 2 
feet. The pods are a rich green in color, produced in pairs and averaging tt-n 
peas to a pod. Twenty-two pods have been counted on a single plant, ready 
to gather at one time. A large dark green seed, which is almost round, retain- 
ing the sweet marrowfat flavor when cooked. It belongs to the second-early 
or main-crop class. Price, pkt. 10 cts., '/ipt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail post- 
paid ; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1-25, pk. $2.50. 

New Golden King Pea 


Stoke ^ ^ ;^tandarr ^Epgrl "'stokes ^ novelties 

Stokes* New Sparkler White-Tip Radish 

This is an improved strain of the Scarlet Turnip White-Tip 
Radish. Many of the strains of the White-Tip Radish show but 
little white, all being red, but in this Stokes' New Sparkler nearly 
one-half of the lower part of the Radish is a beautiful waxy white. 
The upper part of the Radish being a bright scarlet, and with very 
small tops, will make them exceedingly desirable for forcing. The 
growth is rapid ; the tap-root is very small, and the quality of the 
Radish is crisp and mild. As a market-garden strain this will ex- 
cel all others of the White-Tip sort. Price, pkt. lo cts., oz. 15 cts., 
}-4. lb. 40 cts., lb. I1.25. 

New Mammoth Radish from Japan (Sakurajima) 

This Mammoth Japanese Radish is thoroughly practical and 
an extremely pleasing and interesting addition to our list of vegeta- 

bles. Planted in 

the spring it 
runs to seed too 
soon ; it is bet- 
ter to treat it as 
a summer, fail 
or winter Rad- 
ish. It is mild 
and delicate, 
and makes an 
excellent food 
either raw or 
cut-up into dice 

Stokes' Sparkler White-Tip Radish 

Japanese Eudzu Vine 

this country it should also be tested on lands too poor to be cultivated 
with profit. Kudzu, being a legume, will add nitrogen to the soil in 
addition to the forage it produces, and if at any future time it 
should be desirable to clear the land, the starch crop of the roots 
will probably yield more than the cost. Kudzu may be used either 
for pasturage or as green feed, though hay can he made of it. It 
will probably be best used as pasture and it is desirable to have 
two such pastures to be browsed alternately." Plants or roots will 
give a quicker result than seed. Price : seed, pkt. 10 cts., ^oz. 6cc., 
oz. $1 ; roots, 15c. each, 25c. for 2, $1 per doz. ; by express, $5 per 100. 

and ci poked as turnips. Its leaves make a very pleasing new green, 
cooked the same as kale or dandelion ; it is well worth trying. It 
sometimes grows to an immense size, one Radish making several 
meals for quite a family. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., X'b. 85 cts., 
lb. I3. 

The Japanese Kudzu Vine Pueraria Thunbergiana 

The United States Department of Agriculture is investigating and 
is much interested in this new tuberous-rooted vine from Japan. In 
addition to this being one of the most rapid-growing vines known, 
growing at least 40 feet in size, when it once becomes established, it 
has very derided economic value for profitable field culture, and the 
following description is given me by the Department of Agriculture : 

" Kudzu is a large-leaved, very rapid-growing, woody, leguminous 
vine, native to Japan. It succeeds well in every part of the United States 
where it has been tried, and where the summers are warm it grows with 
great luxuriance. It is a most excellent vine for arbors or to produce a 
tropical effect by growing over low trees. In Japan a valuable fiber is 
made out of the stems, and from the large roots a fine quality of starch 
is extracted. 
Kudzu also 
abundant and 
a g e , and 
should be 
largely ex- 
per i ni e n t e d 
with for this 
purpose. In 
Japan it is 
grown on 
rough, rocky 
land or steep 
hillsides that 
cannot be cul- 
tivated. In 

Kotice the siza of the Mammoth Japanese Radish as com- 
pared with the little lady's head 

1 I 

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New Coreless Tomato 

leaves with mayonnaise dressing ; It is also just the right size for put- 
ting up whole in glass jars. It is solid, very fine texture and thin skin, 
while not recommended as a field crop for market it is exceedingly de- 
sirable for the purposes above stated. Pkt. lo cts., }4oz. 35 cts., oz. 
60 cts., %\h. $2. 

New Tomato, Livingstones Hummer 

This is quite a distinct variety, very similar in shape and habit of 
growth to Livingston's Globe, but instead of being puik or purplish in 
color, like the latter, it is a fine bright scarlet. Livingston's Hummer 
is as round as a ball, smooth as an apple and with little or no inden- 
ture at tlie stem end, hence there is no waste in preparing the fruits for 
the table. It is a second-early sort and it is a very desirable Tomato for 
canning or putting up whole in glass. Pkt. loc, oz. 40c., '(Ih. Jr.25, lb.f4. 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, "Giant LucuUus" 

The Swiss Chard is growing more popular as a vegetable each sea" 

son. This new variety is a 
great acquisition. The stalks 
are as thick and broad as rhu- 
barb. The plants grow to a 
height of from 2 to 2^ feet, 
and the stalks are from 10 to 
1 2 inches long below the leaf. 

New "Coreless" Tomato 

This is a new Tomato sent out by the Liv- 
ingstons, who have introduced a great number 
of fine, new sorts. It is a distinct globe-shaped, 
bright red, large main-crop variety ; it is al- 
most round, being the same diameter each 
way. It is very productive, forming in clusters 
of four to seven fruits, always free of a green 
core, and its shape makes it an excellent 
slicing variety. This would make a splendid 
Tomato for the canners or catsup-makers. 
Pkt. 10 cts., yioz. 30 cts., oz. 50 cts., >4^1b. 
$1.50, lb. $5. 

Superb Salad Tomato 

This is a little gem ; it grows in clusters 
as shown in illustration, being just the rislit 
size for serving whole as a salad on leiiuce 

Superb Salad Tomato 

These stalks are delicious when cooked and should be served in the same 
manner as stewed celery and asparagus. The leaf portion of the "Giant 
Lucullus" is heavily crumpled or savoyed and is very crisp and tender. The 
leafy portion of the foliage is cooked and served in the same manner as 
spinach. The leaves and stalks, being served as separate vegetables, afford 
two distinct dishes from the same plant atone time. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
)4lb. 40 cts., lb. I1.25, by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $5. 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, 
" Giant Lucullus 

New Long Season Spinach 

This new Spinach is a wonder and will be extensively grown in the future, 
as no other variety ever introduced withstands the hot sunmier weather w ith- 
out shooting to seed like this new " Long Season " variety. It forms a thick 
rosette of thick, tender and succulent crumpled leaves, which are of an in- 
tensely dark green color. Their great substance and short-leaved stalks enable 
them to stand up in the hot weather, retaining their freshness for a long period 
after cutting. There is no other variety that will remain in edible condition 
for so long a time without running to seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., '/lb. 15 cts., 
lb. 50 cts., by mail, postpaid.; by express, 5 lbs. f 1.75, 10 lbs. $3. 

New Tomato Pepper 

On first seeing this new Pepper, either green or ripe, most any one would 
think it was a tomato, owing to its similarity of shape and color. It is of up- 
right growth, very prolific, sta\ ing in bearing througliout the season from early 
July until frost. Very mild, of delicate flavor, and can be e.iten out of the hand 
like an apple. Pkt. loc, '2OZ. 35c., oz. 6cc., '4 'b. Ji. 75, lb. $6, by mail postpaid. 





An Important Innovation to Seed Selling 

ANY planters are frequently at a loss to know what varieties of 
vegetables to order, as, from the descriptions in the seed cata- 
logues, each kind seems to be the best, and frequently varieties 
are ordered that are not adapted to the wants of the purchaser. 

In the " STOKES' STANDARDS " which follow will be 
found what I consider the very best varieties of every prominent 
vegetable family. The varieties are not necessarily " novelties," but are what I 
consider, after twenty-five years of practical experience and the education that 
I have had in the thousands of tests made at my Floracroft Trial Grounds, the 
very best varieties in each respective class that it is possible to produce. 
They are not only of the finest type in themselves, but the seed is of the freshest 
and the best obtainable. The greatest care is exercised to inspect the growing 
crops of each, and every precaution is taken which experience and knowledge 
can dictate. 

If you are not an expert gardener, acquainted with the different varieties of 
vegetable seeds, and are undecided as to what varieties it is best to order, 
take the " STOKES' STANDARDS " right through, and you will have as 
good a garden as though you had been in touch with the subject for years. 


By mail, postpaid, at prices quoted unless otherwise stated 

Stokes' Standard Early Beet ^ T^'^y '^Sf.* of excellent quality and 

^Lfjiy^K.^,tt M-j^, M-^^^i. j^^j. shape. The flesh is tender and of a 
very rich red color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Beet ^g^^J^^ l^^^ , u,"', 

very small tap-root. Skin and flesh are of a crimson color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Green-pod Bush Bean. s^tri^gkrs^''a"nd'''from'5'"to'6 

inches long, crisp, round, full and fleshy and a splendid yielder. Pkt. 10 cts., ^pt 
15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. 80 cts., pk. $1.40. 

Stokes' Standard Wax-pod Bush Bean. "^^^^^^^^^^ 

less pods, free from rust and a clear light waxy yellow in color. Pkt. 10 cts., J^pt. 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1, pk. $1.65. 

Stokes' Standard Pole Lima Bean. Very prolific, with immense pods 

..-/■.vri^w .^■■mm^m M 1^1, M-,<,m,. iiaiiging ,n large clusters, frequently 

with five large beans to the pod. Pkt. 10 cts.; Kpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. $1.35, pk. I2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Earlv Cahhaee. °f t"^? rPu ^""a'^^L Cabbages 

^^yjiyv^j M-ii^iiy ^ 5 known. Pomted head with a blunt or 

round peak. Hard and solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts , lb. $3. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Cahhaee. An excellent Cabbage for mediur 
^t-x^iy^^^u ^""""S"' early and main-crop use. Han( 


early and main-crop use. Hand- 
some green in color and of very fine quality. Sure to head and true to type ; of 
medium size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %Vo. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

sort of 

Stokes' Standard Late Cahhaee. a fine large late winter-keeping son 
^^L^J,y^y,^ ^ci^n.^vn.^ -^"f- '-""^"S'"' great solidity. They are frequently 

to 25 pounds each. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

^fnh-P^' Standard Carmf A beautiful stump-rooted type of a rich dark 
^lOfjei ^lunuuTU k^uitui. ^^ange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 c 
lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Cauliflower. ^ splendid strain very early, close-grov^nng 
^ly^i^y^ ^..^..^^ly^ ^^^vij ly^i^^i . ^^^^ coiupact, making fine large snow-white 

heads 9 to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 25 cts., l4oz. $1.65, oz. $3, ^Ib. $11. 

cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., 

Stokes' Standard Green-pod Bush Beans 

Stokes' Standard Head Lettuce 


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stokes' Standard Carrot 

Stokes' Standard 
Early Pea 

Stokes' Standard Earliest Sugar Com. ^ "^""f ^ good-siz 

^ ^ ear and of a fine flavor. \ e 


Stokes' Standard Early Self-hlanching Celery, t ^p'^"'^'^^ ^eif- 

'• 2 i 2 2— blanching sort, full 

of " hearts," easily and quickly blanched for fall or early winter use. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 
45 cts., Klb. $1.25', lb. S4.50. 

Stoker' Standard Winter Celery, a splendid mid-%vinter and late-keeping 

^ sort, verj- heavy stalks close, compact 
and a beautiful creamy 3-ello\v-\vhite when blanched, and has a fine nutty flavor. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts.j 'Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 


early, but not the exceeding dwarf sort. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts. ; by express, qt. 20 
cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.25. 

Stokes' Standard Second-early Sugar Com. Ji°e"°^EaXsr"^^has^^I 

large ear with ten and twelve rows of grains ; very sweet and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 20 cts. ; b\- express, qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.25. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Sugar Com. a fine large-eared late Sugar 

'• £_ 2 Corn, very tenderand aweet. 

pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts. ; by express, qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1^25. 

Stokes' Standard Cucumber. Earb- and prolific, producing uniform, beau- 

^jJ^jI symmetrical fruit, dark green m color, 
shading towards the tip, very tender and with small seeds. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
Klb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Stokes' Standard Eggplant, standard family sort, making large, beautifully 
^i^iiKMKf^ ^g g/^m.n. formed fruit, purpnsh black in color and very 
prolific. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., ^^Ib. $1.60, lb. $6. 

Stokes' Standard Curled Leaf Lettuce. ^^']^^,\;^^'^J^ ^ 

crisp and tender leaves. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., %\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

^inhp'i' ^inndnrd Head J eiUire For summer or fall use or in frames in 
OfO/geS Oianaara neaa l^euuce. spring. Has a splendid large but- 

tery head and is tender and beautiful. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts.. Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Stokes' Standard Green-fl eshed Muskmelon. ]^^tTS\lttr^'::-^l 

and luscious flavor, with a strono 
40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

blight-resisting vine. 

netted melon of a sweet 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 

Stokes' Standard Salmon-fleshed Muskmelon. I^XiluSve^^^^ 

and deliciously sweet meat, melting and sugary. \'ine strong and blight-resisting. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Sfoh-Pt' Standard Wniprmelnn Fine oblong dark green fruits, with flesh 
^lOfZeS ^lanaara VV aiermeioru ^ brilliant scarlet, very crisp and sugary. 
A splendid melon for home use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion. 

Stokes' Standard Green-fleshed Muskmelon 

Light golden yellow in color ; mild and juicy, 
lb. $2 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., 

Stokes' Standard Silver Globe Onion. 

Smooth satiny white skin, form- 

ing a perfect silver ball. Fine 

grained, mild and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Globe Onion. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

close-grained, mild and tender and very hardy ; a splendid keeper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

'sfnhfv' ^fnndnrd Pnr<ilpii This is a beautiful curled and handsome plant 
OtO/geg Oianaara rarsiey. compact growth. Uark green in color, 

and very attractive for garnishing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

'\inhp<i' ^tnnrlnrd Pnr^Ttiti Produces large handsome roots, heavy at the 
:it0lies ^lanaara rarsnip. s,,ou,der, tapering smoothly to the tip. Of fine 
texture, cooking tender and sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., % lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

^tOt^eS atanaara cany rea. j^,^ j^^g^ wrinkled marrow peas of delicious 
flavor. Vines grow 2'/4 feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, 
pt. 25 cts., cjt. 40 cts., 4 qts. Si. 25, pk. $2. 

Stokes' Standard Midsummer Pea. hTg-.^^';:!dsTto4'"K^es 

long and well lilled with delicious peas, which are very tender, Pkt. 10 cts., Jipt. 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts. ; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.23, pk. $2. 




5/0^65' Standard Late Pea. ^'^^y handsome main crop sort ; vine 20 
^n^H^w j^wnt, t mclies higli ; sure cropper, with large dark 

green pods. Hkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 20 cts., pt, 30 cts.; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2. 

Stokes' Standard "Pepper. ^ 7^7 '"^'^ '^"'l'' 

•^•.■^•y_y,u .--■■.nii> jt^/v4. J. early. The flesh is thick, tender, mild and sweet. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 55 cts., Klb. $1.50, lb. $5.50. 

'sfnh/'i' ^tnrt/lnrrl Pi/y Ptimfthin ^ beautiful Pumpkin of medium size, 
^tO/jeS Cftanaara fie rumpl^m. enormously prolific, golden yellow in 
color and finely netted on the outside. Unequaled for pies and a splendid keeper. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. ID cts., ViVo. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball Radish. |^^?sh!'''iL?;fwenS'd^ 

after sowing. Crisp, tender and mild in flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., 
lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard White Ball Radish. T7ur!%u^ ^snovv-whit^' 

Matures twenty-five to tliirty days after sowing; sweet and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Long White Radish. Tead^Tor'tr in'^iweiuf fo 

twenty-five days after planting. Slender in form and very attractive when bunched, 
crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Sfnhp'i' Sfnndnrd 'sttinnrh either for spring or summer use, and is 

OtO/geS Oianaara Opmacn. perfectly hardy for fall or winter. Of a dark 
green color and has crumpled leaves. Tender and does not slioot to seed. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Squash, ^^^^^^f^^l t ^ 

with scalloped edges. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Winter Squash. in shape, dark green skin or 

.-^■.i^iy^v-o wf c, .-^^ymtj... g^^en yellow and very fine-grained. 

Fruits weigh from fifteen to twenty pounds each ; splendid keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 

cts., 5^1b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes Standard Early Tomato, a very early Tomato that grows enor- 
^ct^iy^v-cF >^L%Mi,i j.^i KM. M^^iiy A Kyiii^Lyj. n^ousiy prolific, smooth and uniform, 

of a bright scarlet color of very great solidity and has a fine flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
40 cts., ii\h. $1.10, lb. $4. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Tomato. Splendid large fruit, bright red 

£_ and a late sort. Strong vigorous 

grower and free from core. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Xlb., lb. $4. 

Stokes' Standard White Turnit) Globe-shaped white-fleshed Turnip. 
^luijei ^lanaara vv nue i urmp. ^^j^,^ ^^^^^ half of a reddish purple skin. 

Fine-grained, tender and sweet; an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^lo. 20 
cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Rutabaea Turnip. Splendid yeiiow-fleshed Rutabaga. 

'• 2 L_ either for table use or for stock. 

Bulbs grow clean and smooth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

See Popular Collections of " Stol^es' Standards " 

PAGE 83 


Horace C. Wright, Berwyn, III., writes, regarding "Stokes' Standards," 
September 12, 1908: "I am pleased to say that for a second season I had verj- satis- 
factory results with the 'Stokes' Standards.' In 1907 I used your 'Stokes' Standards' 
throughout and noted how well they germinated, which led me to try you in 1908. I 
wish you continued success with your 'Stokes' Standards' and the idea back of them. 
They are excellent." 


S. W. TiGNKR, Lovelady, Texas, writes, September 14, 1908: "I take pleasure 
in testifying to the merit of seeds grown by you, having patronized you since the be- 
ginning of your firm. Your 'Stokes' Standard Seeds' are as near perfection as seeds 
can be, and I am always successful when I use them; your 'Standard Main-crop 
Tomato ' is excellent for all purposes, and also ' Bonny Best ' is a fine bearer, and vines 
this year bore longer than any other as I had them partly shaded." 

Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion 

Stokes' Standard Watennelon 

Stokes' Standard Parsley 

Stokes' Standard Early Tomato 



Stokes' Standard Flower Seed 

In addition to the Stokes' Standard \'egetable Seeds, I have added this year 
Stokes' Standard Flower Seeds in the five most popular and universally used 
varieties: Asters, Xasturtinnis. Pansies, Poppies and Sweet Peas. 

Stokes' Standard Asters 

This is a strain of tiie Branching Aster that, after careful test on my trial- 
grounds, produces the finest result of any Asters that I have ever seen, and this 
strain that I offer is, I believe, the very finest that can be grown. They are the 
best for the private garden and for the florist and farmer who grows flowers to 
sell in market, and they can be had, by successive sowings, in bloom from Au- 
gust until late in the fall. 

S. S., Pure 'White S. S., Lavender 

S. S., Rose S. S., Crimson 

S. S., Fink S. S., Dark Violet 

S. S., Purple S. S., Mixed, All above colors. 

Pkt. 10c. ; 1 pkt. each of the 7 varieties, 50c.; Trade pkt. of any variety, 50c, 

Stokes* Standard Dwarf Nasturtiums 

A blend of different named varieties that gives a most brilliant effect. It con- 
tains a number of new unnamed seedlings of great beauty. Many of them have 
the beautiful variegated foliage that adds greatly to their value as cut-flowers. 
They are of quick growth, beginning to bloom early in the summer, and con- 
tinuing to flower profusely until killed by frost. The flowers are not only won- 
derfully brilliant, but 
areofthe largestsize, 
many of them pre- 
senting the rich, vel- 
vet appearance so 
greatly admired. 
Large pkt. lo cts., 
oz 15c., 2 ozs. 25c , 
Klb. 40c., lb. $1.40. 

Stckcs' StandEird Aster 

Stokes' Standard Pansy 

scarlet, with white 

center, pure white, rosy pink with white edge ; some with white center, others 
white with a salmon-pink edge, others scarlet with a white base, some terra- 
cottas beautifully frilled, many in darker shades, nearly approaching blue or 
purple, Pkt. 10 cts., !4 -trade pkt. 25 cts., trade pkt. 50 cts. 

Stokes* Standard Double Poppy 

This is a blend of choicest double-flowering Poppies, with beautifully fringed 
edges, many of them soft rosy pink in color with lighter shading at the end of 
petal ; others pure white, some scarlet, some scarlet and white, some almost 
black and deep maroon : many with petals deeply cut and fringed, many jier- 
fectly round, solidly double. Pkt. 10 cts , K-trade pkt. 25 cts., trade pkt. ,so i ts. 

Stokes* Standard Mixed Sweet Peas 

The strides that have been made in the newly introduced Sweet Pea seed of 
the new Spencer, or Orchid-Flowering types, indeed, has been marvelous, and 
Stokes' Standard Sweet Peas is a magnificent blend of many varieties of Spen- 
cers ; including the New White .Spencer, Primrose Spencer, and some of the 
very finest large-flowering varieties, such as Queen Alexandra, Henry Eckford, 
Helen l-ewis, etc. Great care is taken to see tliat every known color is repre- 
sented, so that, in offering Stokes' Standard Mi.\ed Sweet Peas, I am giving you 
as fine an assortment of this favorite flower as it is possible to produce. Pkt to 
cts., oz. 25 cts., aib. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 


Stokes* Standard Tall Nasturtiums 

This is a combination of the very finest named varieties in Tall Nasturtiums, 
including a great many unnamed seedlings of giant-flowering varieties. This 
mi.xture will be found .absolutely unequaled. For climbing on banks, or liang- 
ing suspended over w-alls, they will be found without peer. Price, same as Dwarf, 
see above. 

Stokes* Standard Pansy Seed 

In Stokes' Standard Mi.xed Pansy I give a mixture that is unexcelled, con- 
taining all that is finest in the new varieties. Many flowers are self-colored in 
the richest tints of purple, carmine and brown, relieved by de'' e shadings of 
the bright and more contrasting colors, such as blue, while ai 'o.-^e Others 
have silvery grounds, heavily blotched at the base of each petal wnh a rich, dark 
shgde ; still others are beautifully frilled and ruffled on the edges, many with a 
margin around each petal. Pkt. 25 cts., 3 pkts. 60 cts., 5 pkts. Si, /soz. §1.25 
'4oz. $2, oz. $7. 

Stokes* Standard Single Poppy 

This is a magnificent strain of the Silk, cir Shirley Poppy, Wiiich has been 
developed for size, colorings and markings in marvelous array. Many will have 
frilled edges, orange- 

Stokes' Standard Sweet Peas, arranged with Gypsophila 



Stokes^ Vegetable Seeds 

In tlie following pages will be found, alphabetically arranged, a list of the cream of all the varieties of vegetable seeds, which, by ex- 
tended tests at Floracroft Trial Grounds, have proven themselves worthy. Many varieties that have been superseded by better ones of the 
same character have been stricken from the list. Please read the Notes on Varieties" under some of the headings. In these I have en- 
deavored to indicate the varieties to use in case you do not find the names of some old sorts that you have been ordering, which have been 
Stricken from the list on account of their being out of date. 


Large Green Globe. The best standard variety, cultivated for its heads. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 30 cts.. Klb. $1, lb. $3. 


Culture. — Sow the seed thinly in rows i foot apart in April or May. Thin out the seedlings to 3 or 4 inches in the row, saving the 
strongest; 4 to 5 pounds of seed required per acre. Set out the one-year-old plants the following spring, as per directions for planting the roots 
given below. An Asparagus bed for family use is more quickly established by planting two-year-old roots, which should be set out in the 
spring in a rich soil. Dig a trench 18 inches deep, in which put 8 to 10 inches of well-rotted manure On this put 3 to 4 inches of good soil, 
and lay the roots 12 to 15 inches apart. Then fill up the trench with good soil, leaving the plants 4 to 6 inches below the surface. These 
rows for the family garden should be made 5 feet apart and should be given a good top-dressingof coarse manure, after the bed has been cut 
in the spring, and well forked in. The bed should not be cut until the third year after planting, so as to let the roots get fully established. 

One ounce ol Bead will sow 40 feet of row ; 7,260 roots will plant 

an acre 


Owing to the importance that the Asparagus crop is getting to hold 
in this country, I have had grown for me the past season, in France, 
some genuine Early Giant Argenteuil Asparagus Seed. This is the 
best rust resister that is known and roots grown from this French 
seed should prove immune from rust. 

Early Giant Argenteuil. g^o^/!f^s 

Early French Giant. 

Giant Argenteuil Asparagus from French-grown Seed 


SEED. This is 

the finest Paris .Asparagus. The stalks grow to a mammoth size as 
will be seen from the illustration. When well grown some stalks 
weigh four ounces each. The head is slightly pointed and the scales, 
with which it is covered, are very closely set, overlapping one an- 
other. The flavor is superb. My seed is saved from the largest plan- 
tations near Paris. Seed, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 30 cts . lb. $1. 
Strong, one-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. Strong, two- 
year-old roots, $1.25 per 100, $6.50 per 1,000. 

The earliest; large and prolific. 
This new sort is a great improve- 
ment on the popular Palmetto Asparagus. It has proven itself to be 
ten days earlier than the Palmetto of quite as large size and supe- 
rior in flavor and color. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts , !41b. 25 cts , 
lb. 80 cts. Two-year-old roots, $1-25 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 
Donald's Elmira. Originated by Mr. A. Donald, a prominent mar- 
ket-gardener of Elmira, New York. Its delicate green color is nota- 
bly different from either the Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth or Pal- 
metto. Stalks tender and succulent ; shoots mammoth in size, 
twelve stalks frequently weighing 3 to 4 pounds. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, |i per 100, 
$6 per 1,000. 

Palmetto. Although of southern origin, it is well adapted to the 
North, and it is extensively grown for the New York and Philadel'- 
phia markets, where it brings high prices, owing to its large size, 
beautiful color and regularity of stalk. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.., 
i^lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. Two-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 

Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth. One of the standard sorts, but 
unfortunately it has developed a tendency to rust in some sections, 
though in others it is no worse in this particular than other varieties. 
Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '/ilh. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. Two-year-old 
roots, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per i,oco. 

Conover's Colossal. The old standard original variety. Seed, pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., i/(lb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts. Two-year-old roots, 60 cts. 
per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 

New 1907 Style Acme Asparagus Bunchers 

As will be seen from the illustration, this Buncher has been greatly changed from its former style and each 
Buncher is furnished with a knife guide, making all the bunches uniform in length. The catch works automati- 
cally and is sure. After filling the Buncher, the back falls back automatically to allow the string or tape to be 
inserted while still in the clasp. Price complete, I1.50 each, $15 per doz. 


This is a strong Red Tape of absolutely fast color and makes a very attractive tie. Price per spool, $2. New Style Acme Buncher 


WAi^ 1 rl/lv^ Jr. o 1 Oxvr^o 

yviarket Qtreet, rruJL>AJj£i/l^PrllA.,r^A. 


Culture. — Early in the spring, after the ground is 
perfectly warm, the Beans should be sown in drills 2 
inches deep and i8 inches to 2 feet apart, dropping 
the Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe well in 
dry weather, and plant every two weeks for a succes- 

1 quart will plant 100 feet of drill, and 2 bushels will 
plant an acre 

New Hodson Wax-Pod. ^ very sturdy 

' grower; pro- 

ductive; free from rust and blight. Plants are loaded 
with long, handsome straight pods, averaging 7 inches 
in length ; color a clean, light j'ellow. When picked 
young they are stringless, when fully matured they 
have a slight string. It is distinctlj* a market-garden- 
er's Bean on account of its great vigor. By mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; bv express, 
qt. 30 cts , pk. Si. 50, bus. 85.50 

New Hodson Green-Pod. This is an 

exact coun- 
terpart of the New Hodson Wax-Pod in sturdiness of 
growth, freedom from rust and blight and great pro- 
ductiveness, except that the plants are loaded with 
long, handsome, straight, round green pods. These two 
Hodson Beans are strongly recommended as market 
sorts, owing to their very great vigor and produc- 
tiveness, but there are more tender and delicate 
varieties for table use. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.40, 
bus. $5. 

New Hodson Wax-Pod Beans 


Large, full-sized packages of any variety of Beans, lO cts. each by mall, postpaid. Half-pecks and ha!f-bushels at peck and 

bushel rates mail postpaid express or freight 

Pt. Qt. Qt. Pk Bus. 

" STOKES' STANDARD" GREEN-POD. See page 13 $0 25 $0 40 $0 25 $1 40 S5 00 

Giant Green-Pod Stringless Valentine. Earlier, more prolific, with pods one-third longer than Val- 
entine. Round handsome, stringless pod 25 40 25 i 40 5 00 

Improved Extra-Early Red Valentine. A carefully bred strain of this standard favorite 20 35 20 i 15 4 25 

Black Valentine. Ver3' vigorous grower, making a handsome Bean ; a good, profitable market sort .. . 25 45 30 i 65 6 co 

Extra-Early Refugee. Two weeks earlier than the old Refugee and a favorite market-garden sort... 25 40 25 i 25 450 

Late Refugee, or 1,000 to 1. Handsome round Bean, maturing for late market ; hardy productive . . 25 40 25 i 15 425 

Bountiful. A fine, flat-podded Bean that is the best of its class 25 40 25 i 30 475 

Longfellow. Long, straight, round, fleshy, solid green pod. Prolific and quite early 25 40 25 i 15 425 

BEANS, WAX-PODDED BUSH mail postpaid express or 

' Pt. Qt. Qt. Pk. Kus. 

" STOKES' STANDARD " WAX-POD. See page 13 $030 $055 $040 |i 65 $600 

New Round-Pod Kidney Wax. The most valuable wax Bean yet introduced. Strong grower with 
long, round, handsome stringless pods, solid and full of meat, crisp, brittle and free from rust ; won- 
derfully e?rly and productive 25 45 30 I 65 600 

Pencil-Pod Black Wax. The finest black wax-podded Bean, with long, stringless, rich-looking pods. 25 45 30 : 65 6 00 
Keeney's Rustless Golden Wax. Absolutely rustless: has a tendency to throw a slight tendril, but 

is a distinctly dwarf Inish sort, and very valuable, particularly for canning 25 45 3' i 50 550 

Grenell's Rust-proof Golden Wax. A fine strain of this standard sort 25 4^ 30 i 50 5 ,=0 

Wardwell's Kidney Wax. Very popular; long, broad, flat pods 25 45 30 i 50 5 50 

Currie's Rust-proof Black Wax. Heavy yielder, but having a string. Should be raised for;narket 

rather thati for j-our own table 25 45 30 i 50 5 50 

Davis' White Kidney Wax. A white-seeded variety and valuable on that account, but it has a string 

and is liable to rust and disease 25 45 30 i 45 5 25 

Stringless Refugee Wax. A very fine wax-podded Bean, enormously prolific ; sturdy grower, and 

absolutely rustless 25 45 30 i 65 6 00 

Prolific Dwarf German Black Wax. An old standard sort. Round pod, tender and stringless 25 45 30 i 50 5 50 


New Golden Cluster Wax. Large rich golden \-ellow flat pods. Seeds white 40 75 60 

Lazy Wife's. Best and largest green-podded snajj-short pole Bean, produced in large clusters 25 45 30 i 75 650 

White Crease Back, or Fat Horse. One of the earliest round ijod 25 45 ,^0 i 65 6 on 

Improved Kentucky Wonder, or Old Homestead. Very long, round, straight pods ; early 25 45 30 i 75 650 

New White Sickle. Somewhat like the Kenturk\- Woiuler, but has a nice white bean when dry and 

makes an excellent shell bean for winter. Very popular in the South 2,s 45 30 i 90 700 


White Navy, ur Pea Bean. .\ productive standard sort 20 35 20 i 00 3 75 

Royal Dwarf, ur White Kidney. Very productive, fine for baking 20 3^ 2o i 10 4 m 

White Marrowfat. Well-known; extensivelv grown for winter 2C 35 20 i 10 4 m 




Culture. — All Lima Beans are very susceptible to rotting in cold, wet ground, and should not be planted until warm weather fairly 
sets in. One quart of Lima Beans will plant about loo hills, allowing four to five beans to a hill ; 20 quarts will plant an acre in hills 4 b)' 4 
feet. Poles 8 to 10 feet long should be firmly set in the hill before planting the seed. Poles should be set 4 feet apart each way. 

Dwarf Bush Lima 

New Wonder. Largest in size and best 
of all. The New Wonder is the earliest, 
dwarfest and most prolific of the whole 
class of Bush Linias. A decided improve- 
ment on the original type of Burpee's 
Bush Lima, being larger in size, more 
hardy and prolific. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30c., 
qt 50 cts , postpaid; by express or freight, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.10, bus. $8. 

Dreer's, or Kumerle. Possesses all the 
good qualities of the Dreer's Improved or 
Challenger Pole Lima, growing vigor- 
ousl\- about 2 feet high and showing no 
disposition whatever to run. It produces 
pods in great abundance. The beans 
grow close together, four and sometimes 
five in a pod, and are thick, sw-eet and 
succulent. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. $2. 10,' bus. $7 75. 

Dwarf White, or Burpee. The true bush 
form of the old large Lima Pole Bean, 
and most popular of the class It grows 
vigorously to a height of 20 inches. Pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by e.xpress 
or freight, qt. 35 cts , pk. $2.10, bus. $8. 

Wood's Prolific. An Improved Hender- 
son Bush Lima. Earlier than the Bur- 
pee's Bush Lima, but somewhat smaller 
in size of bean. Makes a larger growth 
than others; stems are loaded down with 
beans in great clusters. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts , postpaid; by e.xpress 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk, $1 90, bus. $7. 

Henderson's, or Dwarf Sieva. Size of 
the small Southern, or Sieva Lima. Enor- 
mously productive. Pt. 25cts.,qt 50 cts., 
postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 35c., 
pk. $1.75, bus. $6.75. 

Pole Lima Beans 

stokes' Standard Pole Lima. See 

page 13. 

Siebert's Early. This new variety is one 
of the very earliest. The vine is very vig- 
orous and productive. Pods are large, 
but thin, and can be more easilj- opened 
than those of other varieties. The green 
lieans are very large, handsome and of 
the best quality. In earliness, ease of 
shelling, size, beauty and quality of the 
green beans, this variety is superior, and 
is now recognized as one of the best for 
either the garden or market. Pkt. 10 cts. . 
pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid ; by freight 
or e.xpress; qt 35 cts., pk. $1.90, bus. $7. 

Jersey Extra-Early. The pods are large 

an.d numerous, invariablj- having from four to five beans in each. 
These Beans appear in Philadelphia markets nearly two weeks 
ahead of ordinarj- Limas, selling at from S3 to $4 per bushel of 
pods, and previous to the introduction of Siebert's Early, were 
considered the earliest. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1 90, bus. $j. 

LEAFLET ESSAYS on vegetable -gro'wing, free 
with orders 

Pole Lima Beans, continued 
Stokes' Evergreen. The Stokes' Ever- 
green not only holds the full size and 
great productiveness of the Salem Mam- 
moth, but has the remarkable additional 
quality of holding in all stages of growth, 
and even when dry and shelled, the deep 
green color of the unripe state, giving the 
appearance of beans fresh from the vine 
when cooked. Pkt. lo cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 
65 cts., postpaid ; by express, qt. 50 cts., 
pk. $2.75. 

King of the Garden. More prolific than 
the ordinary Lima, bearing pods 5 to 6 
inches long in clusters of four and five, 
with five to six beans in a pod. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 35 cts. , pk. $1 .90 
bus. $7. 

Salem Improved. A selection from the 
large Lima Bean, of extraordinary size 
and deep green color. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 
cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 
40 cts., pk. $2.25, bus. $8.50. 

Large White (Extra Selected Size). The 
well-known favorite. Our strain is fine. 
Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 75, bus. ^6.75. 

Dreer's Improved Challenger, or Po- 
tato. When green, is as large as the 
Large Lima. Thicker, sweeter and more 
tender and nutritious, remaining green 
in the pod for a long time after maturing. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid ; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 

Shotwell's Improved Thick 
Pole Lima Beans 

Originated by one of the best and most 
experienced growers of northern New Jer- 
sey. It is of the thick or Potato Lima class, 
but will be found a decided improvement 
on the Dreer's Improved Pole Lima or anj- 
otlier Bean of its class in earliness, produc- 
tiveness and fine quality. All claims made 
for it have been fully substantiated by hun- 
dreds of our customers who tried it in past 
seasons, and we regret we have not room 
here to publish the many strong recommen- 
dations received from them. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 35 cts., qt. 55 cts. postpaid ; by freight 
or express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.25, bus. $8. 50. 

Ford's Mammoth-Podded Pole 
Lima Bean 

This Lima Bean is the result of over 
twenty years' selection by the late James 
Ford, who was one of the oldest market- 
gardeners around Philadelphia. The pods 
grow to an average length of 8 inches, are 
produced in great clusters, with from five 
to seven beans per pod, of most excellent quality for using either 
green or dry. The vines grow vigorously, setting the beans early 
at the bottom of the pole, and continue in bearing right up to frost. 
Ford's Mammoth-podded is, without exception, the largest-podded, 
finest-flavored and most productive of all Lima Beans. Pkt, to cts., 
pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 
40 cts., 2 qts. 70 cts., pk. $2, bus. I7.50. 

If undecided what varieties to order, always take " Stokes' 
Standards," and you will make no mistake 


WALTEP^ p. STOKES ; 219 Market §fa-eet. PHIbADELPHIA,RA. 

Ijanier's Superba. 


Culture. — Sow as early in the spring as the ground can be 
worked (one ounce will sow 60 feet of drill, five pounds will sow an 
acre), in drills i foot to 15 inches apart; and when the seed is well 
up thin them out from 4 to 6 inches apart. Sow every two weeks for 
a succession up to the first of July. 

Crosby's Improved Egyptian. T^'^ 's the most 

1. °" important Market 

Stokas' Special Strain Gardeners' and 

Household Beet that is offered in the entire list. I sell four times as 
much " Crosby's Eg)-ptian " Beet as an)- other one kind. The stock 
I offer is the very finest that can be obtained ; absolutely true and 
uniform to type, as shown in the illustration on this page. It is very 
early, beautiful, uniform shape, good size, flat rather than round, 
with dark red skin and flesh. It is also very largely used for forcing 
in hotbeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs., by 
express, 75 cts. per lb. 

Stokes' Eclipse Beet. This is one of the largely ustd 

= popular Beets, and I offer a ve.: y 

fine strain of it for which I have a great reputation among the Phila- 
delphia Market Gardeners. It has round, globe-shaped, smooth, 
blood-red roots, with small tops and is a great favorite on account 
of its shape, its tenderness, and juicy fruit. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
5^1b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., 5-lb. lots by express, 60 cts. per lb. 

Mr. Wm. Lanier, one of Philadel- 
phia's oldest and best known market- 
gardeners, for many 5'ears supplied its market with the handsomest 
and most salable Beets to be had. He was a careful grower, and by 
careful selection improved the style and shape until he had them as 
nearly perfect as Beets could be made. It is a semi-half-long sort, of 
a beautiful bell-shape ; dark red color and tender quality. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. $1 ; 5-lb. lots, hy express, 80 cts. per lb. 

Rnbv Dulcet. more nearly globe-shaped than Lanier's 

s_ 1 Superba ; is not quite so early, but in every 

other respect is a handsome market sort ; small top, small tap-root ; 
skin and flesh deep, rich, purplish crimson; fine-grained, sweet and 
tender in all stages of growth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 30 ctr.., 
lb. $1 ; 5-lb. lots, by express, 80 cts. per lb. 

Select List of the Best Garden Beets 

All varieties in regular large-sized pacltets, at 5 cts. per packet. 
If ordered sent by express, deduct lO cts. per pound 

Stokes* Standard Early. See page 13. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

KIb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Stokes' standard Main-Crop. See page 13. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. loc, 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Lanier's Superba. See description and prices above. 
Ruby Dulcet. See description and prices above. 
New Meteor. Handsome globe-shaped, closely following Crosby's 

Egyptian; flesh dark red ; small tap-root. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 25 cts.. 

lb. '80 cts. 

New Columbia, or Carter's Excelsior. Round, smooth, deep 

red flesh. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Arlington Favorite. A dark blood-red Beet, with the sweetness 

of the Bassano. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Lanier's Superba Beet 

Crosby's Improved Egyptian Beet 

Ford's Perfected Half-Long. Handsome, half -long, pointtd 
shape ; color rich, dark red ; very early. Oz. 10 cts., y2\b., 20 cts , 
lb. 65 cts. 

Extra-Early Egyptian. A standard early sort, with small top. 

Oz. 10 cts., '4' lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Lentz Extra-Early Blood Turnip. A favorite market-gardeners' 
Beet around Philadelphia. Very early and sweet ; ringed red and 
white. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.; 5-lb. lots, by express, 
45 cts. per lb. 

Edmand's Extra Early Red Turnip. Oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 20 cts., 
lb. 55 cts. 

Bastian's Early Blood Turnip. A verv earlv and popular sort, 
with a small top. Oz. 10 cts., '^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Early Bassano. Very sweet, light -colored flesh; fine turnip- 
shaped. Oz. 10 cts., %lh. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Detroit Dark Red. Of fine shape ; very dark color ; splendid 
market sort. Oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Bastian's Half-Long. Fine half-long Beet; dark red color; ex- 
cellent keeper : half-long, smooth, blood-red ; an excelleiit half- 
long, late sort. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 15 cts., lb. 55 cts. 

Long Smooth Blood. Large, long, very late; blood-red. Oz. loc, 
}{ll:i. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet. Is grown for its broad, white- 
leaved stalks, which are bunched and cooked in the same manner 
as asparagus, making a delicious summer vegetable. Oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Swiss Chard Giant Lucullns. See novelty page 12. 


Stokes' Fireball Beet 

On Novelty page 3. This is a fine globe-shaped 
Beet, two weeks earlier than Crosby's Egyptian, and 
will make a fine market sort for forcing in frames. 


Early Model Red Globe Beet 

On Novelty page 3. A fine globe Beet of splen- 
did color for general crop. 



Golden Tankard Mangel. 


We strongly recommend the Mangels and Sugar-Beets for feeding to cattle, sheep and 
swine. The roots grow to a very large size, make a much heavier yield than turnips, and 
are more nutritious and fattening for food during the winter, largely increasing the yield 
of milk in cows. They can be grown at trifling cost. 

Culture. — All Mangels require a deep soil, so put a subsoil at least a foot to i8 inches 
deep and apply plenty of rich stable manure. Sow (five to eight pounds to the acre) in 
rows i8 inches to 2 feet apart, and thin to 8 inches in the row. As soon as frost occurs, dig 
the crop, and if wanted for gradual consumption during the winter, they should be heaped 
to a height of 5 or 6 feet on a dry, sloping situation As the weather gets colder, cover 
with salt hay or corn-stalks, and afterward sufficient soil to protect from freezing weather. 
By this gradual process of covering all danger of heating is obviated. 

The Chirk Castle Mangel-Wurzel Beet. Remarkable for its 

— — handsome, thick, uni- 
form shape and very broad shoulders, its diameter being greater and its weight much 
heavier than the Mammoth Long Red. Flesh is deep red, containing less water and 
more sugar than many other Mangels, making it more nutritious and milk-producing. 
Sheep also thrive better when fed on it, picking out pieces of it in preference to other 
kinds. It was originated in Scotland, where it has been known to produce 60 tons to 
the acre. Pkt. 5 cts , oz 10 cts , Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid ; by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 40 cts., 5 lbs. (enough for i acre) I1.85. 

A smooth yellow-fleshed Mangel ; the roots 
are of large diameter, tapering quickly at the 
bottom, which is quite broad, with only a small tap-root It grows largely above the 
soil and is easily harve.sted. It yields an enormous bulk on good land, and can be 
grown closely in rows. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts., postpaid; by 
freight or express, not prepaid, 25 cts. per lb. 

All the following varieties of Mangel-Wurzel and Sugar-Beets are put up in regular large- 
sized packets, each at 5 cts. per packet. If ordered to be sent by mail, add 1 cts. per lb. to 
prices, or if ordarad in 5-lb. lots, 5 cts. per lb. may be deducted. 

Mammoth Long Red Mangel. Sometimes called Jumbo, Norbitan, Giant and Colos- 
sal. Extensively grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts. 

Taber's Gate-Post Mangel. The most useful, largest and best yellow, often weigh- 
ing 40 lbs. and over, and producing 2, coo to 2,5co bushels to the acre. Oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Golden Giant Intermediate (Yellow Leviathan Mangel). Grows more than half above 
ground ; flesh white, firm, sweet. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

New Golden Yellow Mammoth Mangel. Form and size resembles Red Mammoth ; 
flesh golden yellow, large and very productive. Oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Champion Yellow Orange, or Globe. Heavy cropper; succeeds on light land. Oz. 
10 cts., '41b. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Giant Half Sugar Rose. A cross of the Mammoth Red Mangel and Improved Sugar- 
Beet, containing more sugar than other Mangels; root large, long and smooth, and of 
a beautiful light rose tint ; fine quality and a heavy cropper. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 15 cts., 
lb. 35 cts. 

Improved Klein Wanzleben Sugar-Beet. Possesses the highest sugar-producing 
qualities. A very fine and shapely root. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Lane's Improved Imperial Beet. An improvement on the French Sugar Beet. Har- 
dier, more productive, yielding 35 to 40 tons per acre. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 15c., lb. 35c. 

Red-Top White Sugar-Beet, The old variety ; largely grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 
10 cts., l^]h. 15 cts., lb. ,ss cts. 

-Vilmorin's Improved White Sugar-Beet. Very rich in sugar. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. i 
cts., lb. 40 cts. 


This very much resembles cauliflower in appearance and uses, but is by many con- 
sidered more delicate. 

Early Purple Cape. Best for the North, producing compact brownish purple heads. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., i/lb. 75 cts., lb. 12.75. 


Brussels Sprouts 

Brussels Sprouts are highly esteemed for cooking 
during the late fall and winter months. The sprouts 
resemble miniature cabbages, growing densely on the 
stalk of the plant, and are very tender and of as fine a 
flavor as cauliflower. 

Culture. — Sow in May, the same as cabbage or cauliflower, and transplant in July i foot apart in the 
rows, which should be i H to 2 feet apart. Let them remain until after frost. They are very hardy and will 
stand this waj' until severe freezing weather, when they can be taken up and buried the same as cabbage. 
Improved Half-Dwarf, or Paris Market. The most productive and hardiest variety, bearing fine, 

handsome solid sprouts, growing closely on the stalk and of finest quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., M lb. 

5 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Long Island Strain. Compact sprouts, largely grown for New York markets. Pkt. 10 cts,, oz. 30 cts., 
'ilb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 


High-Bred American-Grown Cabbage Seed 

No vegetable is of greater importance to the market-gardener than the Cabbage, and to manj' growers the success or failure of this crop 
means gain or loss for the j-ear. Cabbage seed, therefore, is the last seed in the list to buy because it is cheap. Much of the seed sold at a 
low price is imported from England, where, owing to their climate, it produces large quantities of seed ; but it is practically worthless (except 
a few early varieties) in America. I exercise exceptional care in growing and selecting my Cabbage seed. It is all high-bred American- 
grown, except such varieties as should be grown abroad to get the best results, such as the Danish Ball Head. 

Culture. —For the earliest supply, seed may be sown in September and the plants wintered over in coldframes, or seed started in hot- 
beds or coldframes early in the spring. For the fall crop, the seed should be sown early in June and the j-oung plants transplanted to the 
rows during the latter part of July. In planting, be sure to set the young plants down to the first leaves. If it is desirable to economize 
space, lettuce or radish may be sown between the rows, as they will be out of the way before the Cabbage needs the room. 

One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of drill; 2 ounces sown thinly should provide plants enough for 1 acre 

Market-Gardeners' No. 2. 

S tokes' Earnest. f ^"^^^ 

ana hardest 

heading of all first-early Cabbages. For 

over twenty years this splendid Cabbage 
has been a leader. It has steadily grown 
in favor and is today the standby of 
many of my best friends. It is ten days 
earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield, and 
is unsurpassed in fine quality, great 
beauty and vigor of growth. With it you 
can command the earl)- market in your 
neighborhood. The heads are slightly 
conical, large, solid and remarkably uni- 
form. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. jti, 
lb. $3-50. 

Stokes* Selected Early 

Jersey Wakefield. 

W h i I e 
this sort 

is not so early as Stokes' Earliest, it will 
be found to be the very best conical- 
headed sort to come in immediately after 
it. It heads up remarkably hard and 
solid, with but few outside leaves, which 
are unusually thick and heavy, enabling 
it to stand cold weather without injury 
when carried through the winter either 
in the open ground in the South or in 
coldframes in the North. Pkt. lo cts., 
oz. 30 cts., ^Ib. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

Stokes' Quick Cash, ^nj^^r^ 

where a flat head is preferred to a pointed 
Cabbage, the Quick Cash will fill the bill. 
It is fully as early as the Early Jersey Wakefield, and grows to a 
good size for so early a sort. The stem is short, heads very solid, 
with a few outer leaves. It has the peculiarity of headmg firmly 
at a very early stage of growth, so that a Cabbage of the finest 
eating and market quality can be obtained long before it has reached 
its maturity. Owing to the few outer leaves, they can be set close, so 
that the yield is very large. Pkt. loc, oz. 40c., %\h. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Stokes' Special AU- 
Head Early. ^ y^.,^ 

2_ specially 

selected strain of Long Island- 
grown All-Head Early Cab- 
bage which is one of the best 
quite early Cabbages on the 
list. The deep, flat heads are 
remarkably solid andverj-uni- 
form in color, form and size. 
The heads are quite free from 
spreading leaves, which ena- 
bles them to be planted close 
together, and the rows closer 
together than almost any other 
Cabbage of this class. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 30 cts., H^b. 85 cts., 
lb. $3. 

Enkhuizen Glory. 

This new Cabbage from Hol- 
land is a good early sort, mak- 
ing fine, large, ball -shaped 
heads with short stems ; leaves 
very tender and fine-grained. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., '/lb. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Selected Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 

Stokes' Special All-Head Early Cabbage 

A large, flat-headed Cabbage, coming 
in shortly after the Wakefield. This is "a 
most excellent Cabbage, for which we 
have had a very heavy demand for years. 
It is one of the earliest large Cabbages 
on the list; very compact, hardy, and 
answers an excellent purpose either for 
summer or winter use. It is fully a week 
earlier than the Early Summer. Pkt. loc, 
oz. 30 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3.50. 


(seepage 13). I'kt. locts., oz. socts., 
;i ib. Ss'cts.,' lb. S3. 

AND FALL (see page 13). Pkt. 10c. , 
oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

page 13). Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., li\h. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Ideal Early and Summer 

Large packets of the following varie- 
ties, 10 cts. each, except where 

Early Spring. .\ round, flat -headed 
Cabbage, as earlv as Jersej' Wakefield. 
Oz. 20 cts., /lb. 65 cts., lb. 
Charleston, or Large Wakefield. About a week later than Jer- 
sey Wakefield. Oz. 30 cts., »ilb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
Early Winnigstadt. (Grown from Prussian Prize Stock. ) Those 
intending to plant this variety will find my strain superior in ear- 
liness, size and solidit}'. A popular Cabbage. Oz. 25 cts., li\b. 
60 cts., lb. S2.25. 

Early Winnigstadt. Best imported seed as generally sold by 

others. Pkt. 5 cts. , oz. 15 cts., 
/lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early Flat Dutch. I offer a 
remarkably fine strain ; a 
sure solid - header. Pkt. 5 
cts,. oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2.25. 

Henderson's Early Sum- 
mer. A most popular aiul 
superior second-early sort. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., !j lb. 
60 cts., lb. $2.25. 

All Seasons (Vandergaw). 
One of the finest, growing to 
a large size quickly. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., li\b. 60 cts., 
lb. S2.25. 
Henderson's Succession. 
An excellent second- early ; 
on style of All Seasons. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 
cts., lb. $2. 50. 

Fottler's Improved Bruns- 
wick. Large, solid heads; 
fine for early or late. Pkt 5 
cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 60 cts., 
lb. $2.25. 

I ]^OKES STA^DA^ g>EEDa^ I vegetable .^EEDS 

CABBAGE, continued 
lionderback's All-the-Year-Round. Jhis Cab 

bage, orig- 
inated by Daniel Louderback, has for many years been the standard 
early round-headed Cabbage with Philadelphia gardeners, who pre- 
fer it to Early Summer and similar sorts, the originator frequently 
getting as high as $io per pound for his seed. It is not only the finest 
early Drumhead in cultivation, but is equally good for second and 
third early, intermediate and late. Heading large, compact and solid , 
at all seasons. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 30 cts., %\b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

"JjQXff Volffa. ^ magnificent Cabbage for southern planters 

— — ■* for early spring market, and for northern 

planters for early fall market. The plants are of very low growth 
with spreading saucer-like outer leaves, which shade the roots very 
effectivel)'. It is very rapid in its growth, but it is a long time after 
maturity before it bursts. The heads are very deep through and 
smoothly round at the top. They are exceedingly hardy and solid 
and very heavy. Light grayish green color and 10 to 12 inches in 
diameter, and are very attractive in every way. Pkt. locts., oz. 35 cts., 
'ilb. $1. lb. fe.50. 

Matchless Late Flat Dutch. 

Louderback's All-the-Year-Round Cabba?e. 

Our matchless 
strain of Late Flat 
Dutch Cabbage we believe is unexcelled in producing uniform, hand- 
some, very large, solid, compact heads. They are of extra strong growth and in good 
soil will produce heads of enormous size. They are also splendid keepers, and for 
late winter use there is no better. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\h. 75 cts., lb. $2 50. 
Danish Round-Head. earlier short- stemmed type of the famous Dan- 
— — ^— ^— — — ^— ish Ball-Head. This new type has very round, 
solid, heavj' lieads on short, thick stalks, and is less liable to be bent over by storms 
than taller varieties. The heads average larger in size than those of the Ball-Head 
type, and are heaver in weight than heads of even larger size of the best American 
varieties. The interior leaves are bleached to the purest whiteness. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Genuine Danish Ball-Head. ^"^"^ originator in Den- 

mark. An extremely hardy nnported 

Cabbage, which is growing in popularit}' in America, having proven itself one of the 
very best winter sorts. It is a verj- sure header, very solid and heavy, an extra good 
keeper and good seller. It is medium to late, but is generally grown as a late crop. 
The heads are not extra-large, and are without many outer leaves, so that it can be grown 
in close quarters It has e.xcellent keeping qualities, and comes out of the pit in 
March or April as fresh as when it was put in. It is the best Cabbage to raise w^here 
it is sold per ton or by weight, as its solidity is not equaled by any other Cabbage in 
the list. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., H\h. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

New Flat Swedish Cabbage. Jhis is a new late very hard-heading 

■ — — Cabbage from Sweden. The plant 

is of extra-strong growth, witli large bluish green leaves, and in good soil produces 
heads of enormous size. It has quite short stems, and its great solidity makes it a 
good winter keeper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 341b. 85 cts., lb. S3, by mail postpaid. 

Danish Ball-Head Cabbage 


Surehead. (Original seed. ) Strong, vigorous ; very uniform ; large 
and solid. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz 25 cts., KIb. 75 cts , 
lb. $2.50. 

Rockhead Winter. Large, perfect shape, sure header and long 
keeper. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 75 cts., 
lb. S2.50. 

HoUander, or German Export. Heads solid ; medium size 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz 25 cts.. 

Surpasses the old Late Drumhead, 
postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., lilb. 75 

white; xery distinct Bv 
H\h. 60 cts., lb. $2.25. 

Short-Stem Drumhead 

ripening earlier. By mail 
cts., lb. $2.50. 

Large Late Drumhead. Old favorite winter sort ; valuable for 
main crop. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Jilb. 55 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Premium Flat Dutch. Largely grown for main crop ; a favorite 
for winter market. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\h. 
55 cts., lb. $2. 

Hard Heading Savoy. A fine American-grown strain of beauti- 
fully crumpled ai d wrinkled Savoy type. Heads are large, solid 
and tender. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %]h. 85 cts., 
lb. $3. 

Perfection Drumhead Savoy. Large, loose heads, nearly round : 
fine quality. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts , oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

Improved Red Dutch Erfurt. Very hard head ; deep blood- 
color ; for pickling. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts.,oz. 25 cts., Klb. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Mammoth Red Roclr. Largest, hardest-heading and best red 
Cabbage. Postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Ji lb. 75 cts,, lb, $2. 50. 

Matchless Late Flat Dutch Cabbage. 



Improved Danvers 

Nichols' Long Orange 

Rubicon Half -Long Orange 

Saint Vailery Carrot 

CARROTS for Market or Home Garden 

Culture. — For early Carrots for table use, sow as earlj' as the ground can be worked ; for 
late crop until the latter part of July; early in August for a winter crop. For the main crop, sow 
from the middle of May to the first of July. Thin out in the row from 5 to 6 inches apart, with 
rows 12 to 1^ inches apart. Hoe often and deeply between the rows. Light, sandy loam, richly 
manured, is the best soiL 

One ounce -will sow about 125 feet of drill; 4 pounds will sow an acre 

All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at_5 ctsi per pkt., postpaid. Deduct lO cts. 
per lb. from prices If ordered sent by freight or express, when express price Is not 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 13. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., by mail, postpaid. 

Rubicon Half-Long Orange. The best and most popular half-long Carrot. Earlier than 
Danvers, heavier and thicker at the shoulders, as shown in our photograph above, making it 
more productive ; the leaves are also shorter and finer. A wonderfully heavy cropper, pro- 
ducing from 30 to 40 tons to tlie acre under good culture. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1, by 
mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $4.25. 

Improved Danvers (Improved American Strain). Top small; color rich orange; shape 
handsome and smooth ; superior quality; valuable also to grow for feedinsi stock, being well 
adapted to all soils. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. for S3. 75, by 

Nichols* Long Orange. Much earlier than the old Long Orange, with shorter top; color 

deep golden orange when young, sliading to a deep orange-red when fully grown. Perfectly 

smooth and grows without neck. Oz. 10 cts., l{\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. 

and over 65 cts. per lb., by freight or express. 
Earliest Short Horn, or French Forcing. The earliest small round forcing Carrot. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '4 lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 
Early Scarlet Horn (Short Horn). Old standard and favorite early sort. Oz. 10 cts., l{\h. 

25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Oxbeart, Guerande. Early, short, thick, verj- smooth and handsome. Oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 20c., 

lb. 70 cts.. by mail, postpaid. 
Early Half-Long Scarlet, Pointed. Very productive and handsome ; fine quality. Oz. loc, 

U'lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
New French Market. ( French Seed). Fine deep orange color ; beautiful, smooth, distinct, 

half-long shape, free from core. Heavy cropper and a great keeper. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., 

lb. 90 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3.75 
Cbantenay (Stump-rooted). Similar to the old French Nantes Carrot. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30c., 

11). 90 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs S3. 75. 
Saint Vailery, or Intermediate Red. Rich red color; late, thick and smooth. Oz. 10 cts., 

'{]h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. ?3..';o. 
Long Orange (Improved). Well-known standard sort. Oz. 10 cts., li\h. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts., by 

mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. $3, by e.xpress. 
Long White Belgian. For cattle feeding; very productive and large. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 20c., 

11). 60 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Large Yellow Belgian. Different from above in color ; a fine lafe keeper. Oz. locts., '/ilb. 

20 cts., 11). 70 cts., l)y mail, postpaid. 


";Stoke § ' Standard SEEPiri 


One ounce will produce about 1,500 plants and sow about 40 square 
feet. One-half ounces and one-half pounds furnished at ounce and 
pound rates. 

Cauliflower is the highest-priced vegetable seed on the entire list, 
but my customers can ab,solutely depend upon the seed listed below 
as being the very best obtainable. 

Culture. — The treatment of Cauliflower is very similar to that of 
Cabbage. For spring crops the seed should be sown in hotbeds early 
in February, transplanting the young plants to the garden earl}- in 
April. For the main or fall crop, seed should be sown about June 
and the young plants set out the latter part of July. 
STOKES' STANDARD. See page 13. Pkt. 25 cts.. Vzoz. $1.65, 

oz. S3, Klb. $11. 

£arlv Alabaster. This is not only one of the earliest and 

£ quickest grownig Cauliflowers, but it 

grows to a very large size and is handsome in every way. It is of very 
dwarf, erect habit, with short, outer leaves. It is a sure header, every 
plant forming a large, solid, perfect head of the finest table qualit}\ 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1, Hoz. $1.65, oz. $3, Klb. $n. 

Danish Dry Weather. ]i =s a weii-known fact that 

Cauliflower thrives best near 
wat e r. 
mak e s 
Tsla n d 
and the 
P u g et 
Sou nd 
c o u n - 

Eaxly Alabaster Cauliflower. 

Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower. 

try the greatest Cauliflower-growing sections in the United States, but in the 
Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower we have a strain that is particularl}' adapted 
for growing away from water, and will succeed where others will fail. On this 
account it makes fine, large, solid heads, weighing from 3 to 8 pounds. This 
Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower can even be grown 111 such dry-weather 
states as Arizona, where the Agricultural E.xperiment Station, in its Bulletin 
No. 35, speaks verv highly of it. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1, l4oz. S1.65, oz. $3, 
Klb. $11. 

Gilt-Edge Early Snowball. Extra-fine stock. For forcing under glass dur- 
ing winter and early spring, or for planting later in the open ground, no stock 
of Snowball can surpass it, aud no Cauliflower ever grown is more satisfac- 
tory. Pkt. 20 cts., Koz. gi.25, oz. $2.25, »^lb. $S. 

Extra-Early Dwarf Erfurt (Extra Selected). For forcing or open ground. 
Pkt. 20 cts., ^ioz. $1-25, oz. $2.25, %lh. $8. 

Extra-Early Paris. Heads of medium size; first-class, sure header. Pkt. 10 

cts., Koz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., Klb. $2. 
Lenormand Short- Stem. Has very large heads ; white, firm and late. Pkt. 

10 cts., Moz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., Klb. $2. 

Large Algiers. Market-gardeners' popular late sort; enormous size. Pkt. 

10 cts., Izoz.. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., Klb. $2. 
Veitch's Autumn Giant. Vigorous in growth; very large and late, and 

thus fills an important place in some large markets. Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 30 cts., 

oz. 50 cts., Klb. $1.50. 


One ounce will sow about 18 square feet, and 6 pounds will sow one 


Broad-leaved (Large-seeded). A delicious salad, used during the 
winter and spring months as a substitute for lettuce, and is also 
cooked and used like spinach. Sow in spring in drills one foot 
apart. It will mature in si.x weeks. For early spring use, sow in 
September and winter over like spinach. Postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 55 cts. By express, 5 lbs. and over, 45 cts. 
per lb. 


One ounce will sow about 15 sqrare feet 

Extra-Curled (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor; will cut several times. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts. 

True Water-Cress. A well-known aquatic plant, with oval leaves, 
making a delicious and appetizing salad. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Upland Cress. Perennial, grown same as spinach ; flavor resem- 
bles water-cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., KIij- 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 


The roots are dug in the fall, dried, cut in thin slices, roasted and 
ground, are used largely as a substitute for coffee. The leaves make 
a good spring salad. 

Large-rooted, or Coffee. The Chicory of commerce ; the best. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Hlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Whitloof. (Novelty.) See page 4. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., KIb. 40 

cts., lb. Si. 50. 


Chives are verj' hardy and perennial members of the Onion family. 
They are grown exclusively for their tops. Planted in clumps in any- 
garden soil, they grow readily, and increase so as to render a divi- 
sion necessary. The tops appear very early in spring and can be cut 
throughout the season. Roots. 25 cts. per bunch, postpaid. 


CoUards are largely used as "greens " in some parts of the coun- 
try, especially South. They are a form of the cabbage, bearing new 
leaves as the old ones are pulled off. 
Georgia. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }{\h. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 



Culture. — Sow the seed in a coldframe or dry border as early 
as the ground can be worked, in drills 8 to lo inches apart, covering 
the seed % inch deep. When fairly out of the seed-leaf, they may be 
transplanted to another bed or else thinned out to 5 or6 inches apart, 
and let them grow until wanted for transplanting out into the beds 
or trenches. Early in July in the North, or a month or six weeks 
later in the South, is the proper time to set out the plants in the 
trenches. The trenches should be shallow, and wide enough to hold 
one or two rows. These rows should be i foot apart and the plants 
set about 8 inches apart in the row. As the plants grow, they should 
be earthed up to blanch them, care being taken not to let the earth 
get into the heart of the plant. For keeping over the winter, they 
can be either banked up with earth and covered over with litter to 
protect from frost where they have grown, placing boards on top to 
keep out the rain : or they rnay be taken up and blanched in a box 
in the cellar for winter use. 

One ounce of seed will produce about 2,500 plants 

Stokes' Paris Golden Self -blanching. Seed 

. -S. grown 

in France by the originator. It is universallv acknowledged among 
market-gardeners tliat the Golden Self-blanching Celerv is one of 
the best and most profitable Celeries known, if a good strain of it 
can be procured. The difficulty in the past has been that a large 
percentage of it grows pithy and soft, with occasional reversion to 
the green type. In this original French strain great care and atten- 
tion have been given to reselection of the rich, golden, solid type, 
and I offer this strain with every confidence that my market-gar- 
dener and family customers will find it true to the best type, and 
well worth the seemingly stiff price asked for it. It is very early, 
entirely self-blanching, with large beautiful golden vellow heart, 
very crisp, solid and nutty. Pkt. loc, oz. 45c."^ Klb. Si. 25, lb. $4.50. 

Stokes' Winter Queen. '^'''^ "^^^^ popular as a late 

keeper. Since our introduc- 
tion of this very valuable new Celery seven years ago, it has be- 
come the most popular of all as a late winter keeper, frequently be- 
ing seen and selling at high prices in the month of May, after all 
other Celeries are done. It is. without doubt, the most valuable va- 
riety of Celery for winter and spring use ever introduced, and ex- 
cels the celebrated Perle le Grand and Perfection Heartwell as a 
late winter keeper. It is also much stouter, thicker and heavier, with 
double the amount of heart of other sorts. The plant is beautiful in 
appearance, of close habit and compact growth, and blanches to a 
beautiful cream-white. Ribs perfectly solid, crisp and of delicious 
nutty flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^i\h. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

Myers' Quick-Growing White Plume. ^^J^en^ 

of white Plume Celery, selected and improved b}' Myers & Bowman, 
the well-known Philadelphia market-gardeners. It is unquestiona- 
bly the earliest Celery known, being ready for market ten da3-s to two weeks earlier than any other strain. It differs also from the old 
White Plume in size and habit, somewhat resembling the Paris Golden Self-blanching, but more stocky and robust, throwing out from eight 
to twelve hearts. Leaves are very light in color and entirely free from green Celery. It has proven to be by far the handsomest, best and 
most salable earlv Celerv that has been offered on Philadelphia markets the past three seasons. Choice home-grown seed, pkt. 10 cts , oz. 
35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3.50: 


Large packets lO cts. each, except where noted 

Per oz. Jilb. I.h. 

Stokes' Standard Early Self-blanching. See page 14 So 45 $1 25 $4 50 

Stokes' Standard Winter. See page 14 25 75 2 50 

Silver Self -blanching ( Xovelty). See page 4 40 i 25 400 

Perfected White Plume. Very early and extensivelj- grown for market. Our extra-selected and perfected market- 
garden strain is entirely free from green Celery found in most other strains of this important market sort 30 S5 3 00 

Golden Self-blanching. (American seed) 35 i 00 350 

New Cremona. Sport from Winter Queen ; fine late keeper 30 So 300 

Boston Market. White, crisp and solid, very dwarf, tender 20 60 2 00 

Giant Pascal. Popular green sort, \ery brittle crisp and nutty in flavor 20 60 2 00 

Perle le Grand. .A new, large, green Celery, for early and late use 25 65 2 50 

New Rose. The best red Celery, solid and ornamental 20 60 2 00 

Golden Heart. Fine large, solid, waxy golden heart 20 60 2 00 

Perfection Heartwell. Large heart ; superior quality ; excellent for winter 20 60 2 00 

Schumacher. Immense size ; solid, crisp; firm golden yellow heart 20 65 2 50 

Fin de Siecle. A fine selection from Schumacher; fine keeper and shipper 25 65 2 50 

Giant White Solid. Of tall, large size ; very solid, pure white pkt. 5 cts... 25 60 2 00 

Soup, or Flavoring Celery. ^ Old seed.) Used for flavoring soups, stews, etc pkt. sets... oS 15 25 

CELERIAC, or Turnip-rooted Celery. Extra large smooth Prague pkt. 5 cts... 15 40 150 


Stokes' Paris Golden Self-Blanching 

r SroKE S Stani^^ vegetable .§eeds 


Culture. Plant in hills 3 feet apart each way and 5 or 6 kernels in a hill. The 
ground should be made rich with well-rotted manure. Hoe well. To have the 
finest Sweet Corn, it must be picked in just the right condition; that is when the 
skin of the grain breaks at the slightest puncture, and plantings should be made 
frequently enough to have a supply at this stage. The quality will be inferior if it 
is either a few days too old or too young. 

Burlington Hybrid. 

While not strictly a sweet Corn, this is a very 
profitable Corn to grow for early market. The 
grains not being shriveled are hardy and can be planted very earl}-. Burlington 
Hybrid Corn makes an ear six to eight inches long, and fills the basket quickly, 
and makes an exceedinly attractive market Corn. It is very early, coming in with 
Adams' Early, and is much the same type of Corn, but with ears more than double 

the length ; highly recommended for market, 
but not sweet for home use. Bj- mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts.; by 
express, qt. 20 cts., %pk. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. 

Peep o'DaV. '^'''^ points of this 

— ^ remarkable new Corn 

are its extraordinary earliness and sweet- 
ness. The early varieties of Sweet Corn do 
not, as a rule, yield as heavily as the later 
sorts ; but owing to the fact that the stalks 
bear from two to three ears each, and that 
tliey are very dwarf, which admits of their 
being planted close together, it not only gives 
an early yield, but it gives one of great pro- 
ductiveness as well. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 20 cts , qt. 35 cts.; by express, qt. 
25 cts., Mpk. 80 cts., pk. Si. 50. 

i s a 

Holmes* Premo 60-Day. 

very fine, very early Sugar Corn ; hardy and 
c ui be planted fully as earl)- as the Early 
Adams, and seed does not rot easilj- when 
planted early. The stalks grow about 5 feet 
high, and mostly bear two well-developed 
ears to the stalk. It is of extra-fine quality, 
very sweet and delicious. A good early market sort. By mail, postpaid, ])kt. to cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 
35 cts.; by express or fceight, qt. 25 cts., Kpk. 80 cts., pk. $1.40. 

Golden Bantam ^'"^ ^o*"" extra-early, very sweet and of a delicious flavor. As indicated 
in its name, the grain when ready for use is a rich creamy yellovv, deepen- 
ing to an orange-yellow as it ripens. I do not recommend it as a market sort, as its color gives it the 
appearance of being old, but when once used it will be popular on account of its rich flavor. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express, qt. 30 cts., ^2pk. $1, pk. $i.7S- 

Arranged in order of maturity. Large packets 5 cts. each ; ears 20 cts. each, postpaid 


Burlington Hybrid Corn 


Adams' Eirtra-Early. Not Sugar Corn ; small ears for early use $0 20 j 

White Mexican. Very early, small ear but deliciously sweet • 20 

New Buck Mountain. Earlier and some smaller than Burlington Hybrid 20 

Early Cory (Red Cob). A very early variety, with fair-sized ears 20 

New Mammoth White Cory. Much larger ears than White Cory; white cob 20 
Early Minnesota. Nearly as early as Cr^ry ; of dwarf growth ; ears white 20 

New Early Champion. Ripens ahead of Crosby : larger ears 20 

Metropolitan. Grows vigorously ; free from smut ; fine 20 

Kendel's Early Giant. Large, handsome ears, ready in 70 days 20 

Crosby's Extra-Early. Fair-sized ears ; of^xcellent quality 20 

Perry's Hybrid. Very early and of large size ; valuable for market 20 


Potter's Excelsior, or Squantum. Ears large and well filled 20 

Shaker's Early. Very large, white grain ; early and productive 20 

Stabler's Early. Grains deep, of fine quality; fine for market 20 

Early Evergreen. Ears as large as Stowell's; 10 days earlier 20 

Early Mammoth, or Asylum. Much earlier than Late Mammoth 20 


Country Gentleman. One of the sweetest of all for home table 20 

Zigzag Evergreen. Good-sized ears, deliciously sweet 20 

Shoe Peg, or Ne Plus Ultra. Small ears, with"' ery irregular rows 20 

Stowell's Evergreen. Original stock as introduced by Mr. Stowell 20 

Black Mexican. Black grains, sweet and delicious ; fine for home use . . - 20 

Egyptian, or Washington Market. Fine for market ; ears large 20 

Late Mammoth. The largest ear of all ; rich, sweet and superior 20 


Queen's Golden, Mapledale Prolific, White Rice, and Silver Lace. By mail, postpaid, ear 10 
cts.; shelled, large pkt. 10 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 10 cts., 5 lbs 40 cts., 25 lbs $1.50. 







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219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA.PA. 

New Klondike Cucumber 


Culture. — For general crops, sow in the open ground as soon as the weather is sufficiently settled. Plant in hills 4 feet apart each 
way, putting a shovelful of well-rotted manure in each hill. For pickles, sow from the middle of June to the first week in July. If wanted 
-very early in the season, sow two or three seeds in a 4-inch pot and transplant these to the open ground when all danger of frost is over, 
in this way a gain of from 4 to 6 weeks may be had. 

One ounce of seed will plant about 50 hills ; two pounds will plant an acre 

ItfeW Klondiliet Grand Market Sort. This is a hybrid sort of the White Spine type which holds its attractive dark-green 

color longer than most other sorts. When of suitable size for shipping it averages from 6 to 7 inches long, the 

«nds are quite square and it is about 2 inches thick. The quality is unsurpassed. Wherever it is sold to market-gardeners it has become 
their main crop, and the demand for it is growing rapidlj'. Its points of superiority are — extreme earliness, a prolific bearer, very hardy, 
producing fair crops under such unfavorable conditions as cause many other sorts to fail, very dark green and holding its attractive color 
and crispness for a long time, size just right for a slicing Cucumber. It is also quite firm when small, making an e.xcellent pickling sort. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Perfected JerseV Pickle. This varietj^ is an improved .strain of the old reliable "jersey Plckle." It originated in the great 

* pickle-growing district in Burlington county. New Jersey, where a large business is carried on in 
this line. It is a very choice strain, producing Cucumbers uniform in size with thin skin, white flesh and few seeds. It is very crisp and 
tender in quality, aiid lias the valuable ever-bearing habit largely developed. Where the largest quantity of Pickles is desired, the fruit 
should be gathered while small, as. if they are left to produce larger fruits, it will soon check the growth and productiveness of the vine. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

FoFdhook PiclLlill&« This is one of the verj- best and most prolific varieties for producing Pickles of medium size for both 

— home use and market, or for pickle factories. The vines are e.\tremely vigorous, yielding a large number 

of fruits, remaining in strong healthy growing condition longer than any other variety. The .skin is stiff and tender and free from tough- 
ness when pickled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Picklinff. This is a very strong, vigorous grower with fruit setting very freelj-. The young Cucumber as shown 
— in the illustration is thickly set with small spines, and are equally attractive for making small gher- 
kins, medium size or large pickles. The straight young fruit has a quite rough surface so much desired for small pickles. The large-sized 
fruits average eight to ten inches in length, with full rounded ends, and are of good quality for slicing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. loc, Klb. 30c., lb. $1. 
jp^^f gnf^jQj^ Hothouse ForcinSi This splendid hothouse Cucumber is the result of repeated selections of greenhouse- 

— - — ■ ^ grown White Spine Forcing, which has resulted in a Cucumber that is longer and darker 

green than the old variety. The fruits are even in size, very regular in form and verj' dark in color, with a few light spines showing at the 
blossom end. That it is a money-maker the testimonials from large commission merchants in Boston will prove. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb. 
$1.40, lb. $5. 


Large packets 5 cts. Deduct 10 cts. per lb 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 14. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 45 cts., lb. I1.50. 
Coy's Early Cyclone. The earliest White Spine by three weeks. 

Wonderfully prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. loc, '/{lb. 30c., lb. $1. 

Cumberland Pickling 

if ordered by express or freight 

Peerless, or Improved White Spine. A fine strain ; very early 

and handsome. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15c., ^Ib. 40c., lb. Si. 25. 
Evergreen White Spine. Retains its deep green color in all stages 

of growth. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $\.2^. 
Improved Arlington White Spine. .A. marked improvement on 

the above By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., 40 cts., lb. 51.25. 

Early Frame, or Short Green. For slicing or pickling ; produc- 
tive and early. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
Westerfield's Chicago Pickle. One of the best pickles; very 
l)opularWest. By mail, postpaid, oz., 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Nichol's Medium Green. Thick through ; full ends ; for slicing or 

IMckling. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. S1.25. 
Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling, Dark green ; uniform small 

size. V,\ mail, postp.iid, oz. 15 cts., '{lb. 35 cts., lb. %.\. 
Improved Long Green. Dark green, crisp and productive. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., !i'lb. 40 cts., lb. S>-25. 
Giant of Pera. Grows i to i H feet long ; one of the best for table 

use. By m.iii, postpaid, oz. i,s cts., lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
West India Gherkin, or Burr. Small; prickly fruits; best for 
small pickles. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Jilb. 75 
cts., lb. S2.50. 



Early Black Beauty Eggplant 


Improved Large, or Thick-leaved. A very early and healthful 
sprino; salad. Sow early in drills i8 inches apart. Pkt. lo cts., 
oz. 75 cts. 


Culture. — Sow in hotbeds very early in the spring, and trans- 
plant when 2 inches high into a second bed or into small pots. When 
the weather has become perfectly settled and warm, transplant to 
the open ground, setting them out in rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet 
apart in each row. One ounce will produce about one thousand 

STOKES* STANDARD. See page 14. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts , 
Klb. I1.60, lb. g6. 

Early Black Beauty. This is the earliest and best market and 
family sort of all the large Eggplants. It is fully ten days earlier 
than the New Jersey Improved Large Purple, and sets its large, 
handsome fruit very freely, branching near the ground and grow- 
ing into well-rounded bushes. Its fine fruits are thick and most 
perfect in form. The skin has a satiny gloss and is of a rich, 
lustrous, purplish black. Plants bear from ten to twelve perfect, 
large, uniform fruits, which do not turn gray even after becoming 
fully ripe, and the entire "crop can be gathered before frost. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 55 cts., M lb. $1.50, lb. $5.50. 

New Jersey Improved Large Purple Smooth Stem. In the 
great markets of New York and the North the finest Eggplants 
seen are those produced in New Jersej', whose growers have, by 
long experience, attained remarkable skill in bringing this plant 
to the greatest perfection. The New Jersey Improved is a decided 
improvement on the New York Large Purple in quality, size and 
great beauty. The plants are large and vigorous; leaves of a light 
green shade; fruit early, very large, oval and of a fine deep purple 
— never red or yellow; flesh white, tender and superior. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb. $1.40, lb. $5. 


Culture. — Sow in June, July and August, thinning out the plants 
to about 8 inches apart. When the leaves are 6 to 8 inches long, tie 
them up either with yarn or raffia grass. This is to blanch them, 
but it must be done when ciuite dry or they will rot. At the approach 
of winter, take them up with a ball of earth and place close together 
in a frame or cellar for use. Oneounce will sow 15 feet of drills and 
will produce about three thousand plants. 

Mammoth Green Curled. Superior to the old Green Curled. 
Leaves are very crisp, tufty and full. Midrib is pure white, with 
large, white heart, fleshy and tender. Equally suitable for spring, 
summer and autumn planting. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Klb4oc., lb. $1.50. 

Giant Fringed, or Oyster. A very handsome variety, largely 
used in Philadelphia and other eastern cities to decorate the dis- 
play of oysters during winter in restaurants and oyster houses, 
hence its distinctive name. By tying up the center, can be easily 
blanched. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Ever-White Curled. A beautiful variety ; midrib yellow ; leaves 
almost white, large size, crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts , 
Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

ENDIVE, continued 

Broad-leaved (Escarolle). Large and sweet, blanched as salad. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz., 15 cts., %\b. 35 cts., lb. J1.25. 

New Berlin Giant. With market-gardeners who tested it the past 
seasons this new German Endive has proven to be by far the lar- 
gest in cultivation, even excelling our Mammoth Green Curled, 
which it resembles in form and leaves, but of greater size. No- 
other Endive compares with the New Berlin Giant in large size 
and handsome appearance. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c., ^Ib. 50c., lb. $1.70. 


Culture. — It is cultivated and grown exactly as you would cab- 
bage. The hardy kinds can be sown in August and September and 
will keep over winter with a slight covering of long manure or straw. 
One ounce will produce about two thousand plants. 
New Imperial, or Long Standing. A beautifully curled and 
crimpled sort. Of strong, vigorous habit, perfectly hardy, bright 
green color, and very attractive appearance. Superior to all other 
sorts, and will stand longer without shooting to seed than any 
other. Height 2 feet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. This is one of the best 
Kales for spring sowing in the North, and is the principal sort 
grown in the South for northern markets. It is hardy, and will 
remain over winter in any place where the temperature does not 
go below zero. The habit is very dwarf and spreading, and will 
rarely exceed 18 inches in height. The leaves are of a bright green 
color, beautifully curled, and produced in great abundance. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., U\h. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Philadelphia Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. A favorite with 
northern gardeners, growing about 2 feet in height and hardier than 
the Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch, being improved by frost; 
leaves green and beautifully curled and wrinkled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Siberian Curled (German Greens). This variety grows a little 
larger and coarser than the preceding; the leaves are not so deeply 
curled and are of a bluish green color; very hardy. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Smooth White Short-leaved Kohlrabi 


Culture. — Sow in the spring in rows 18 inches apart, thinning to 
8 to 10 inches apart in the row. Keep weeds down, and when bulbs 
area or 3 in. in diameter they are fit to eat, and should be used at once, 
cooking the same as turnips. One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill. 
Smooth White Short-leaved. This new sort is decidedly the best 
for market and table use, being much superior to Vienna. It is very 
early and the best for forcing as well as for outside growth. Bulb 
is greenish white, beautiful smooth shape and of the very finest 
texture and quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3.25. 
New Smooth Purple. Very short-leaved. Like the preceding ex- 
cept in color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., U\h. 85 cts., lb. $3.25. 
Early White Vienna. Small bulb, early. Flesh tender and white. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts , '/lb 75 cts , lb. $2.50. 
Early Purple Vienna. A little later; color bluish purple. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 



The sets should be planted in spring. Cultivate same as onions. 
Sets, Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. 
and over, 25 cts. per lb. 


Horse-Radish is grown from young roots or sets, which should be 
planted out in the spring. They will form a large-sized radish, fit for 
use in one season's growth. Roots, 20 cts.' per doz., 75 cts. per 100, 
postpaid; 50 cts. per 100, $s per 1,000 by express. 
New Horse-Radish from Bohemia, "Maliner Kren." This 

Horse-Radish was brought from Bohemia by the Department of 

Agriculture some years ago. The roots grow to an extremely large 

size, white as a parsnip. Sets planted in April will yield large roots 

in October if the ground is rich, growing much more rapidly than 

the old variety, and its flavor is of the very best. Small roots ready 

for planting, 30 cts. per doz.. J1.50 per 100, by mail, postpaid; by 

express. $1 per 100, $4-50 for 500, $S per 1,000. 


Culture. — Sow very early in the spring, in drills 6 inches apart-, 
thin out to 2 inches apart in the row. When about 7 inches high, 
transplant them in rows 12 inches apart and as deep as possible, but 
do not cover the young center leaves. Draw earth up to them as 
they grow Take up and store in earth in a cool cellar before winter. 
The seeds may also be sown in September and the young plants Giant Italian Leek 

transplanted in the spring to where they are to remain. One ounce 
will sow 100 feet of drill and produce about 1,000 plants. 

New Giant Italian. This new Leek from Italy is fullj' twice the size of the ordinary London Leek, and much handsomer in 
Like the Italian onions, it is very mild and agreeable in flavor; extremelv hardy and a fine keeper. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
lb. $[ 50. 

Large American Flag. Previous to our introduction of the Giant Italian, this was the favorite variety. Very fine and large, 

oz. 10 cts., 'X'b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
London Flag. Popular old sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. §1. 

Klb. 40 cts , 

Pkt. 5 cts , 


This grand Lettuce is steadily 
gaining in popularity, until now it 

Culture. — For early summer use, sow in hotbeds in March, sowing every two weeks for succession. Transplant the young plants to 
TOWS 2 feet apart and 8 to 12 inches apart in the row. For winter use, sow in August, transplant to frames ; and for this purpose the small- 
heading varieties, such as the IVIay King, are best adapted. The Cos varieties require to be tied up for a few days in order to properly 
blanch them. 

One ouBce will sow about 100 feet and produce 3,000 plants 

Stokes' Big Boston. 

is more extensively grown than any other variety, either for private 
table or by the market-gardener. Whether grown in the open ground 
for summer and fall use or in frames for spring and early summer, or 
forced in greenhouses for winter use, it invariably gives the greatest 
satisfaction, producing large, fine, buttery yellow heads, thoroughly 
blanched leaves, crisp, tender, sweet and white. It has compara- 
tively few outside leaves and stands as long as any before shooting 
to seed. It is grown in enormous quantities in the southern states 
for shipping to northern markets, and it grows equally well in the 
central and northern states. In fact, there is no other variety that 
gives such great satisfaction under ever)- possible condition, and 
for that reason is one of the most profitable varieties to grow. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Mammoth Salamander, t''*^, ^'e"' Mammoth Sai- 

amander we have a variety 

which possesses all the desirable qualities of the old Salamander, 
but grows to double the size. It is today the most rapid seller in New 
York and Philadelphia markets and always brings good prices. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

This valuable new Lettuce 
Climes from (iermany. It is, 
without any question, one of the Ix'st Lettuces on tlie list for early 
spring planting in the open ground. The heads are 6 to 7 inches in 
diameter, with tlie outer leaves very closely folded in. The heads 
are of a clear light green, the outer leaves bei!ig slightly tinged with 
brown, the iniier being clear, bright yellowish, witli very rich oily 
flavor, which adds much to its other good qualities. Pkt. 10 cts , oz. 
20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., 11). $2. 

New Early May King. 

stokes' Big Boston Lettuce 

Henry Rief. Grand Island, Nebraska, R. F. D. No. 2, writes IDecrviber 77, : 

" Your seed I bought of you last year gave me better results than I ever had before. The seed cost me |i 1.45 and I realized 51,064.65 in cash." 



Myers' "AU Right/ 

Stokes' Summerlead Lettuce 

LETTUCE, continued 

Stokes' Summerlead. ^^^^^ this we have a most 

distinct new variety, and one of the largest 

and handsomest head Lettuces we have ever grown. Its heat-resisting quahties 
are unprecedented, and during the hot summer it will remain longer without 
shooting to seed than any other. The outside color is a light yellowish green, be- 
coming entirely yellow toward the heart, while its tender and crisp table qualities 
are perfect. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

This new headed Lettuce is large, solid, beau- 
tiful, and of finest table qualit\-. Itmaybeused 
in the open air or for forcing purposes with equal satisfaction. It produces a large 
solid head of the finest qualit_v, growing e.xtremely uniform in size and formation. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

\ II SeElSOnS* splendid hot-weather Lettuce. This is a very handsome 

Lettuce, making fine large, firm and solid heads, light green 

outside and blanched to a beautiful creamy yellow inside. It is one of the best 
summer heat-resisters known. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 60 cts., lb. $2, hy 
mail, postpaid. 

Sensation* This is one of the best all-year-round Lettuces in the entire 

list. It can be marketed when very \ oung, as it forms a good 

solid head by the time it is half grown. It is of a ver\- light j ellowish green color, 
of the very finest quality and stands well as a summer Lettuce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, by mail, postpaid. 


All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at 6 cts. per packet. When 
ordered by express deduct lO cts. per pound 

See page 14. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 


20 cts., >4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
White -seeded Tennis Ball, or Boston Market. 

forcing sort. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Stokes' Hothouse. Double the size of Tennis Ball; never rots. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. jti.75. 

New Early May King. Valuable new Lettuce. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Reichner's Early White Butter. Large, solid; fine for forcing 
or open ground. Oz. is cts., Klb, 40 ctS-, lb. $1.50. 

Mongolian. A new variety from Asia, valuable for spring- and fall- 
planting outdoors ; very crisp and delicate in flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. I, cts., Klb. 40 cts , lb. S1.50. 

The Copperhead. Large, solid and distinct color, light brown out- 
side, shading to light pink inside; crisp and handsome. Pkt. 5 
cts . oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Giant Glacier. (New.) Large light green heads ; leaves crimpled 
and swollen, like Savoy cabbage; withstands heat and drought. 
Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 

Silver Ball. Head white, solid, firm; splendid for spring and sum- 
mer use. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si -50. 

White Russian Summer. Very large, handsome heads ; fine for 
open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Sensation Lettuce 

Myers' "All Right" Lettuce 

Philadelphia Dutch Speckled Butter. Fine large heads of e.x- 
cellent quality. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Hornberger's Dutch Butter. Improvement on Dutch Butter ; 
private stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb, 50 cts., lb. Si-75- 

Champion Spring and Summer. Large, solid, golden yellow 
heads of the most showy type, very popular for market and ship- 
ping. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

California Cream Butter, or Royal Summer Cahbage. Fine, 
solid heads. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Salamander. Fine, compact heads, which resist summer heat ad- 
mirably. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1-25. 

Deacon. A large, solid cabbage Lettuce for summer; heads light 
green outside. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

New York (Wonderful). Large, dark green heads; used only as a 
summer sort. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Philadelphia Early White Cabbage. Handsome heads of su- 
perior quality. Oz. 10 cts., K'lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Improved Hanson. \'erv large, solid and of fine quality ; with- 
stands the hot sun. Oz. '15 cts., ;/(lb. 40 cts., lb. Si-50- 


WAJLTEP^P. STOKES j 219 Market Street, PmbADELJ>HIAlm^ 

LETTUCE, continued 

Grand Rapids. "^'""'^ ^ ^"^ loose-headed variety 
of superior table merit, and is 
adapted either for open-air culture or forcing in frames or 
greenhouses. It origi- 
nated at Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, and it has a 
great reputation as a 
forcing sort through- 
out the middle states 
and the West, and is 
largely grown also in 
the East and South. 
Its growth is large, j et 
compact; leaves finely 
cut and of a beautiful 
j-ellowish green. The 
plants may be set as 
closely as 6 X 8 inches. 
It is a quick grower 
and a good shipper ; 
stands well before 
shooting to seed ; is 
free from rot, and is a 
favorite with the mar- 
ket-gardener. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts. , 5ilb. 40 

■ „ „ , cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Tnanon Cos, or Celery Lettuce 

Curled, or Loose-leaved Lettuce 

All varieties in regular large-sized packetsi at 5c. per packet 

STOKES' STANDARD CURLED. See page 14. Oz. 15 cts., 

H lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
Black-seeded Simpson. V'erv large, finely fringed. Oz. 15 cts., 

Mlb. 3.S cts., lb. $1.25. 
Grand Rapids. A famous shipping, loose-headed forcing sort. Oz. 

15 cts., '4; lb. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 
Early Prize-Head (Brown Cabbage). Large, loose heads, tinged 

with brown. Oz. 15 cts., K'b. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Grand Rapids Lettuce 

New Morse. The best curled growing Lettuce ; large leaves, light 
green outside blanching to light yellow inside; splendid for both 
earlv and summer use; crisp and tender. Oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 

Early Curled Silesian. A leading early curled sort ; fine for cut- 
ting. Oz. 15 cts., %\h. 35 cts., lb. J1.25.' 

Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce. This is the most crisp and ten- 
der of all Lettuces. It is greatly prized by many who are familiar 
with its good qualities. The leaves are longand narrow and blanch 
to an almost pure white ; very crisp and mild in flavor. They can 
be eaten as celery dipped in salt or make the celebrated " Salad 
Romaine " when treated with an oil dressing. Large pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

American Varieties Mixed. Fifteen kinds mixed in one pack- 
age, giving a succession of fine Lettuce the whole season. Oz. 10 
cts., %]h. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

New Morse Lettuce 

Martynia, or Unicorn Plant 


The Martynia, or Unicorn Plant, is quite ornamental in growth 
and bears large pyramidal spikes of gloxinia-like flowers, followed 
by hairy seed-pods of a peculiar shape (see illustration). These pods 
are gathered while young and tender, and pickled. 
Proboscidea. Tender pods for pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. ^o cts,, 

K lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Market-Gardeners, Farmers' Clubs and Institutes 

Wanting to purchase seeds in large quantities should write for 
special prices. Although I have made prices very low in this 
Calalogue, yet where a number of pounds or bushels are wanted 
I can frequently supply at a lower price than by a single pound 
or bushel. In writing, give a list of quantities and varieties re- 
quired, and I will return list promptly with lowest cash price 
for the lot. 




American Pure Culture Spawn in the Button Stage 


Mushrooms can be grown in any dark room or cellar where the 
temperature is kept at 50 to 70 degrees. From some old pasture, pro- 
cure good rich soil and store it away. To every bushel of this add 
two bushels of fresh horse manure. Of this well mi.xed compound 
prepare a bed, say 4 feet wide. Put down a thin layer and pound it 
down hard, and so until the bed is 12 to 18 inches thick. It soon 
becomes pretty hot, but let the heat recede until it is only 85 to 90 
degrees. Then make holes, say a foot apart, and put in the Spawn, 
two or three pieces as large as a walnut to each hole. Cover the 
holes and press the soil down solid and smooth. Let the bed remain 
in this condition about twelve days; then cover the bed with 2 
inches of fresh loam, and over this put 4 or 5 inches of hay or straw, 
and the work is done If the temperature is right, in six or eight 
weeks you may expect Mushrooms. The beds will continue bearing 
from twenty to thirty- days. After the first crop is gathered, spread 
over the bed an inch of fresh soil, moisten with warm water, and 
cover with hay as before. The main conditions in Mushroom growing 
are proper and uniform temperature, and very rich soil. One pound 
of Spawn is sufficient for a bed 2x6 feet. We receive fresh Spawn 
several times a year from the best makers. 

Virgin English Milltrack Mushroom Spawn 

My celebrated English Milltrack brand (made by the best maker 
in England specially for my trade) has gained an enviable reputa- 
tion among critical growers for its uniform good qualit}', and can be 
thoroughly relied upon to produce a good crop of the best Mush- 
rooms. Per brick, I'A lbs., 15 cts. (bricks postpaid, 25cts. ): 10 lbs. 
80 cts., 25 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $6, 1,000 lbs and over, ^yi cts. per lb. 
(250 lbs. sold at i,ooo-lb. rate). Directions-for cultivation accompany 
each order for spawn. 

Pure Culture Spawn, an American Product 

A very superior article, made in this country from carefully se- 
lected spawn, which it is claimed is much more vigorous than the 
imported article, and will produce Mushrooms of a very superior 
quality and flavor, i brick, by mail, postpaid, 40 cts ; by express, 
30 cts., 5 bricks, by express, $1.20, 10 bricks $2, 25 bricks $4.50, 50 
bricks $8, 100 bricks $15, 140 bricks (one case) $19. 50. 

Order Falconer's Great Book, "How To Grow Mush- 
rooms." $1. 


One ounce will sow about 76 feet of drill 
Southern Giant Curled. Highly esteemed in the South, where 
the seed is sown in the fall, and used in the spring as a salad. Our 
stock is the true curled leaf, and produces plants 2 feet high, and 
of greater breadth, forming enormous bunches. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
New Chinese. Leaves twice the size of the ordinary White Mus- 
tard, crimpled, like a Savoy Cabbage ; stems more succulent ; flavor 
pleasantly sweet and pungent. In six weeks from the time of sow- 
ing, the leaves are eaten boiled like spinach, and the plants will 
continue to yield until frost sets in. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 
cts., lb. 70 cts. 

White London. The old sort, used for salads and flavoring. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 
Black or Brown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts , lb. 40 cts. 


Nasturtiums of all varieties are useful for furnishing tender seed- 
pods which make delicious pickles. The seeds for pickling should 
be gathered while green and with a portion of the stem attached. 
Pick them over and place in a jar until filled : then cover them with 
cider vinegar that has been brought to the boil and is still warm, to 
keep for winter use. 

TaU Yellow. The best for pickling seed-pods, or garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., KIb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 


Is cultivated for its fruit-pods which are used in soups, stews, etc. 
In soups and catsup it gives body to the dish, and while at first is 
not agreeable to the taste, it is one that is easily acquired and many 
are very fond of it. It is largely used in canning with tomatoes, and 
can be dried and canned for winter use. For shipping, cut the stems 
an inch or so long, so as to prevent the willing in transit. 

Culture. — Sow late in the spring after the ground has become 
warm, in drills 3 feet apart, thinning out to from 9 to 12 inches apart 
in the row. For keeping, tliey should be picked while still small 
and tender. 

One ounce will plant 100 hills 
Kleckley's Favorite. The pods of this new Okra average 6 inches 
in length by i'4 inches, carrying the thickness well through its 
length. The under pods are exceptionally tender and fleshy. The 
plants grow 2K to 3 feet in height and bear smooth, white pods at 
each leaf joint. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb- 25 
cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Perkins' Mammoth Long-podded. This distinct new Okra was 
originated by iSI. B. Perkins, a well-known New Jersey trucker, 
after many years of careful study and selection. Its productive- 
ness is simply wonderful. The pods shoot out from the stalk 
within 3 inches of the ground, and the whole plant is covered 
with them to the extreme height of the plant. The pods are an 
intense green color, of unus\ial length, 8 to 9 inches, very slim, 
and do not get hard, as in the case with other Okras. It is also 
much sought after by 
canners being the best 
of all green sorts for 
canning for winter 
use. Our seed is grown 
by the originator. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz 10 cts., ii lb. 
20 cts., lb. 70 cts.; by 
freight or express, lb. 
6,s cts., 5 lbs and over, 
60 cts. per lb. 

Lady Finger. Fine 

new variety from the 
South. Very produc- 
tive of extra long, 
slender pods of fine 
round form, white and 
smooth. If used in its 
early state of growth, it 
will be found excep- 
tionally tender and 
choice. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
IOC, %\h. 20C., lb. 65c. 
Dwarf Green Prolif- 
ic, or Density. A 
distinct variety, grow- 
ing about 14 inches in 
height. Very produc- 
tive of fine, smooth 
pods. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., %]h. 20 cts., 
lb. 60 cts. 

White Velvet. This 
distinct and beautiful 
new Okra was origi- 
nated in Georgia. The 
pods are very large ; 
perfectly smooth, 
never prickly, round, 
not ridged or square 
as in other Okras. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
%\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Perkins' Mammoth Long Green-podded 


WALTEP^P. STOKES [) 219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,^ 

Improved Shipper's Delight Muskmelon 

Norfolk Button Muskmelon 

The illustration herewith gives a good idea of the shape and char- 
acter of these excellent little melons. They are ver\- early in matur- 
ing, thick green flesh, uniform in size, and with an occasional button 
at the blossom end, such as is shown in the illustration. They are 
deliciously sweet in quality, and are very popular in many markets. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25: by express, 5 lbs. 55.50. 

Extra-Early Prize Muskmelon 

This is a little beauty. They are small in size, very sweet in 
quality, green flesh, rather rounder in shape than the Jenny Lind, 
and when given good soil they are exceedingly prolific and profitable. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Ji'Ili. 40 cts., lb. $1.50; by express, 5 lbs. S6.25. 
The earliest melon in the list, and when the market wants a small 
melon it is just the thing. 


Culture. — Sow in light, sandy soil after it has become warm and 
dry, in hills 5 to 6 feet apart, six to ten seeds in a hill. When up and 
all danger of insects has passed, pull out all but three plants. Pinch 
the ends of the growing vines to induce fruiting. Ashes, air-slaked 
lime or tobacco dust are excellent to sift over voung plants when the 
dew is on, to prevent attacks of insects. 

On« ounce will plant about 70 Mils ; 3 pounds will plant one acre 

Stokes' Improved Shipper's Delight Muskmelon 

Known in New Jersey as "Shipper's Pride" 

This is a great shipping melon of New Jersey and has been care- 
fully bred until it is of the very attractive app'earance shown in the 
illustration. Tlie melon is uniform in size, flattened at the poles, well 
ribbed and netted. It has fine shipping qualities, flesh being thick at 
the ends, which protects the melon from becoming soft while being 
shipped to market in baskets. The flesh is green, thick and of deli- 
cious flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 5<lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25 ; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. S5.50. 

New Sweet Home Muskmelon 

This is a large melon, oblong in shape, with thick green flesh, of 
delicious flavor. They are uniform in size and shape, and a basket 
of them present a very handsome appearance in market. They have 
a tendency occasionally to grow round instead of oblong; this is a 
reversion to the type and does not necessarilj- denote a mixture of 
seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 35 cts., lb. $1.25; by express, 5 
lbs. $5.50. 

Norfolk Button Muskmelon 

McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind Muskmelon 

The Jenny Lind is the earliest melon known. In this McCleary]s 
strain we have a very choice selection of this favorite melon. It is 
very uniform in size, well netted and with thick meat, small seed 
cavity. They range in size from small to medium, and are very profi- 
table in mai'iv markets. The vine is strong and healthy, branching 
freely and setting a large number of tlie fruit close to the hill. I un- 
hesitatingly recommended the McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind to 
my market garden customers who want a melon of this character. 
It will also make a verv desirable melon in the home garden. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '4' lb. cts.. lb. ?i.5o: by express, 5 lbs. $6.25 

Tip -Top Muskmelon 

McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind Muskmelon 

This is a fine melon, of attractive appearance, always selling 
quickly in the markets. It is a yelUiw-fleshed sort, medium to large 
size, aiid in flavor sweet, juicv and delicious. The flesh is firm and 
edible almost to the rind. It 'is one of the very best yellow-fleshed 
sorts offered for home use or for market. Pkt. to cts., oz. 25 cts., 
'i lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 



Genuine Rocky Ford Muskmelon 

In the past few years Colorado has developed into a great melon- 
growing state. It is estimated that over four thousand acres are 
planted in melons, which were shipped, reaching almost every large 
city in the United States, where they were placed on sale as tlie 
choicest fruits in the most fashionable markets, always realizing 
handsome profits, owing to their fine quality and appearance. They 
are an improvement on and differ from the old Netted Gem in being 
a little more oblong in shape and possessing much better shipping 
and keeping qualities, and are unquestionably one of the best sec- 
ond-early green-fleshed melons in existence. Our selected strain of 
this celebrated melon is unequaled. (Stock seed from selected mel- 
ons) pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 4octs., lb. $1.50; postpaid by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. $6.25. (Seed saved from good general crop) pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. ID cts., K'b. 35 cts., lb. $1, postpaid by express, 5 lbs. $4. 

Stokes' Jumbo Rocky Ford Muskmelon 

A novalty of great merit, see page 6 

Selected Netted Rock Muskmelon 

This is of the celebrated " Pollock " strain of the Rocky Ford Musk- 
melon. It is nearly round in shape, very heavily netted and very 
slightly ribbed with the netting covering' the grooved portion. It is 
sometimes called the " Solid Net." The flesh is extremely thick and 
the seed cavity is marvelously small, making it a very meaty heavy 
melon for its size. The flesh is deliciously sweet and of very fine 
texture, being the same in this respect as the best strain of Rocky 
Ford. This strain also has the reputation, in Colorado, of being the 
most vigorous and best blight-resisting strain of any of this class of 
melons. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25; bv express, 
5 lbs. $5. 

Standard List of Muskmelons 

AM varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. each per 
packet. When ordered by express, deduct lOc. per pound 



cts., oz. IS cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Netted Beauty. Very early; productive; densely netted; free 

from ribs. Oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Selected Netted Rock, or Pollock Strain Muskmelon 

Rocky Ford Muskmelon 


Netted Gem (Golden Jenny). Very early; small, round and of 

fme flavor. Oz. 10 cts., li\b. 30 cts., lb. $1.' 
Early Jenny Lind. Small : light green flesh ; fine for market. Oz. 

10 cts. U lb. 30 cts., lb. $1 ; 5 lbs., by e.\press, $4. 
New Melrose. Ten davs later than Jennv Lind ; oval ; sweet green 

flesh. Oz. 15 cts., '4\h. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.' 
Large Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round, flattened ; 

green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., K lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
New Early Hackensack. Ten days earlier than Hackensack, 

which it resembles. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. S).75. 
Improved Montreal Nutmeg. Large, round, netted ; flesh thick 

and light green. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts , Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Long Island Beauty. The best of the Hackensack type ; very 

early; fine ciuality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts , Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Bay View. Very prolific, and of good size; oblong; green flesh; 

late. Oz. 15 cts., % lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Acme, or Baltimore. Early, oblong, pointed ; light green flesh ; 

a fine shipper. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Anne Arundel. Large, oblong, thick green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., 5ilb. 

40 cts., lb. $1.50. 



10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K lb. 60 cts , lb. $2. 
The Grand. Novelty. See page 6. 

Tip Top. Yellow-fleshed large round melon ; flavor is rich, sugary 
and delicious. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., li\b. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Emerald Gem. Small, early, productive; sweet salmon flesh; 
smooth skin. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Paul Rose, or Petoskey. Salmon flesh, very thick, firm and de- 
licious. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\b. 50 cts., lb, $1.75. 

Red-fleshed Osage, or Miller Cream. Medium size; globe- 
shaped ; very sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Jilb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

The Banquet. Globe-shaped ; densely netted ; dark, very rich sal- 
mon flesh. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts.. K lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Mango-Melon, or Vegetable Peach. For preserving. Pkt. iq 
cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

See page 14. Pkt. 




219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 


Culture. — Treat the same as muskmelon, except that they sliould be planted 8 to lo feet apart, selecting a light, sand)- soil. One 
■ounce will plant about 50 hills ; 4 pounds will plant one acre. 

Stokes* SpeciaJ, Ala- 
bama Sweets 

This is a selected strain of the 
old and popular Alabama Sweets 
which is so extensively grown in 
Texas and other Southern water- 
melon-growing sections. The rind 
is dark green, marked with a still 
darker green mottled stripe, and 
while thin it is very tough, making 
the melon a first-class shipper. 
This special strain is selected for 
its uniformity in size, only large 
selected melons being used. Tlie 
ffesh is bright red, fine-grained, 
sweet and luscious, entirely free of 
stringiness. The seeds are slightly 
brown and are firmly set in small 
cavities near the rind. Pkt. locts., 
oz. 25 cts , 141b. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25; 
by express, 5 lbs. $5.50, 10 lbs. Sio. 

"Stoke's Special" Alabama Sweets Watermelon 

New Eden Watermelon. 

This melon origiirated in South Carolina, an 
the Rattlesnake and Kolb's Gem, combining 
■qualities of the Kolb's Gem with the .splendid 
Rattlesnake. It is similar in shape 
and appearance to the Kolb's 
Gem, e.xcepting it is of bright 
stripes and more attractive in 
appearance. The seeds are white 
and set in small cavities. The 
flesh is very firm yet tender and 
delicious in flavor and bright red. 
The rind is very tough making it 
the best for shipping. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., M\h. 30 cts.. lb. $1 ; by 
express, 5 lbs., $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

Triumph Watermelon 

It is a cross between Duke 
Jones and Kolb's Gem. It has 
the handsome appearance and 
dark green color of the former 
and the shipping qualities of the 
Gem ; medium season, ver)- pro- 
lific, deliciously sweet and of 
enormous size. It possesses all 
the qualities that go to make up 
a desirable melon. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., li\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. 
.^2.25, 10 lbs. $4. 

d is a cross beween 
the good shipping 
table quality of the 

Blue Gem Watermelon (Iceberg) 

Triumph Watermelon 

One of the most popular market and shipping varieties. Grown 
very e.xtensively in the South for Northern markets, and is today the 
favorite variety with the watermelon-growers of New Jersey, who 

supply the Philadelphia and New 
York markets; it keeps well and 
seldom cracks or splits in transit. 
Its flesh is a beautiful shade of 
dark red. Melons very uniform 
in size and shape. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.; by 
express, 5 lbs. $2.25, 10 lbs. S4 

True Dixie 

The True Dixie is a cross be- 
tween the Kolb's Gem and old- 
fashioned Mountain Sweet, and 
surpassesthe Kolb's Gem in ship- 
ping qualities, and fully equals 
the ^Iountain Sweet, Kleckley 
and Florida Favorite in superior 
eating quality, and is ten days 
earlier than any of them. It is a 
long oblong in shape, with an in- 
distinct stripe, and a fine shipper. 
Itsgreat productiveness is shown 
from tlie fact that it frequentlj' 
matures six to eight large melons 
to the vine. Pkt. 5 cts., oz., 10c. , 
■/(lb. 25 cts , lb 70c.; by express, 
5 lbs. ?2.75, 10 lbs. «5. 

The Halbert Honey Watermelon 

This melon originated in Texas. The rind is thin and will not 
liold for shipping any great distance. It has scarcely any pu\p. and 
is very melting. It is long, dark green, slightly ridged, blunt at both 
blossom and stem ends and runs from 15 to 30 inches in length. 
There are earlier melons, but they cannot compete with this variety 
after it is ready for market. It uniformly demands the highest price. 
It is more productive than any other variety we have seen, in all 
combining so many good points that we feel that it is a valuable 
addition to our list of melons. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 10 i ts., K'b. 30 cts . lb. 
; by express, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. S7.50 

H. M Ander.soii. 309 Valley St., Lewistowii Pa , writes Uecember 16, 191 7: 
I intend to use most of ' Stokes' Standards' this coming year, as I found 
ahem to be the best." 

Halhert Honey Watermelon 


WATERMELONS, continued 

Panrs Bonny Best. earliest Watermelon in culti- 

vation. (Jriginated with the late 

Aaron Paul, the famous New Jersey melon-grower and hybridizer. 
In our trials in past seasons we had good-sized melons, plenty large 
for market, weighing 15 to 20 pounds each, on July 10, from seed 
planted May g, while most other varieties could not be eaten until 
about August i. Flesh red, deliciously sweet, with but few seeds. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. locts., K lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. 
$4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

Bla.C]x Boulder. '^^^ Great Shipping Melon. For th's 
* grand new and distinct Watermelon we 
are indebted to the late Aaron Paul. It is enormously productive, 
reaching a mammoth size, with rich, dark green skin. It cuts equal 
to any market melon we have ever eaten, and its shipping qualities 
are phenomenal, no other melon equaling ?t in tough skin and rind. 
While it has rapidly become one of the leading melons for market, 
it is one of the best all-round melons in existence, and for the fam- 
ily garden it is also without a peer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 
cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3.25, 10 lbs. $6. 

This famotis " sweetest of all " 
Watermelons has become very 
popular. Of superb luscious flavor, very fine-grained and tender 
meat. The fruits are of large size. The rind is very thin and brit- 
tle, splitting ahead of tlie knife when cutting. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. locts., 
Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

Sweetheair't. Our strain is a notably sweet-hearted kind for 

' home and market use, and will hold its own 

(in the Watermelon patch) for many years to come. Vine vigorous 
and productive, ripening its fruit early; fruit large, oval, very 
heavy, uniformly mottled light and dark green ; rind thin but firm ; 
flesh bright red, firm and solid, but very tender, melting and sweet. 
A fine shipper. Pkt. ,5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., post- 
paid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3.25, 10 lbs. $6. 

A nearly round Watermelon, with 
very thin rind. The seeds are white. 
The flesh is solid and of delicious sweetness. An excellent shipper, 
notwithstanding its thin rind. I know this to be one of the most de- 

The Kleckey Sweets. 

True Dark Icing. 

Paul's Bonny Best Watermelon 

sirable melons on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 cts.,, 
lb. 75 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. S3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

Florida Favorite. 

A beautiful melon, with dark and 
light green exterior. Shape oblong; 
flesh bright crimson, crisp and deliciously sweet. Ripens ahead of 
Kolb's Gem, Ironclad or Rattlesnake A good shipper. Sample 
specimens of this melon sent me from Florida always reach Phila- 
delphia in prime condition. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. 
$1, postpaid ; by express, 5 lt)s. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 


Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. each. If ordered sent by express or freight, deduct lO cts. per lb. In C-lb. lots and over, 

15 cts. per lb. may be deducted. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 14. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 

!ilb. 65 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 
Fordhook Early. Very early ; good size ; medium green, red ffesh 

of fine quality. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

The Bradford Watermelon 

The Bradford Watermelon 


This is a new candidate for favor as a large, fine- flavored shipping 
melon. As shown in the illustration, it is oblong in shape with rather 
square ends The skin is very dark green, with still darker stripes, 
which it is impossible to show in the photograph The flesh resem- 
bles in texture the old Mountain Sweet, than which there was no 
finer flavored melon ever introduced ; very tender and yet solid to 
the heart. The flesh is dark red in color, the seeds being small and 
nearly white, flecked with a brown spot on each side. Under good 
cultivation they grow to very large size, frequently weighing from 
40 to 60 pounds and commanding the very highest prices in any 
market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. J!i, postpaid; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. 17.50. 

Light Icing, or Ice Rind. Round in form ; flesh of fine quality. 
Oz. 10 cts., 'A\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts, postpaid. 

Cherokee Beauty. Long, large, dark skin, striped with black. 
Sweet, good shipper. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.2:^, postpaid. 

Gray Monarch, or Long White Icing. Very large, long ; crim- 
son flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Alabama Sweets. Long, dark green, fine flavor. (See preceding 
p.ige.) Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts , lb. $1, postpaid. 

Mclver's Wonderful Sugar. Resembles old Rattlesnake, supe- 
rior in quality. Oz. 10 cts., 5ilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Ice Cream, or Peerless. Very early; red flesh of fine quality; 
white seed. Oz. 10 cts., 5ilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

Cuban Queen. Early, solid and heavy; skin striped dark andQ 
light green. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., postpaid. 

Kolb's Gem. Very large ; flesh red ; a good shipping sort ; popu- 
lar in the South. Oz. 10 cts , ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts , postpaid. 

Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. Oblong, dark and striped j v 
Ijright red flesh. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Colorado Preserving Citron. Green seed. Also called Apple- 
Pie ; for preserves. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

Green Citron. Red seed. Round and handsome ; for preserving; 
only. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts.. lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 


Robl. M. Biddle, Ernia, N J., writes July 14, 1908: " I bought my seeds 
of you last spring and they did splendidly, also this spring. I tried your 
Bonny Best Tomato, also your Quick Cash Cabbage, and all the seeds came 
up nicely, and it is a beautiful sight to see those Bonny Best Tomatoes, so 
large and the most beautifully shaped early tomatoes I ever saw. I can rec- 
ommend your seeds to be true to name and all right in every respect." 

Henry Schwenze, Mountainville, Pa., writes Oct. 2, 1908: "Your new- 
Long Season Spinach was very good ; I can cut longer than other kinds I had. 
Your Bonny Best Tomato is very solid and large for so earh a kind. Y'our 
other seeds in my order were very good and true to name. You can look for- 
my order again for next spring." 




Culture. — Sow in rich, sandy soil, in drills i foot apart, as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, at the rate of 4 to 5 pounds 
of seed to the acre ; thin out to 3 or 4 inches apart in the row, carefullj^ keeping down the weeds. The finest Onions are produced by sowing 

the seed in a hotbed in February or March, 
and transplanting the seedlings to the open 
ground 4 to 6 inches apart. 
For Onion sets, seed should be sown thickly 
in drills 1 foot apart, 40 pounds oi seed 
to the acre. 

Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow 

Do not confound 
with the ordinary 
Danvers of other growers. 

Globe Danvers. 

Yellow Globe 

This improved variety is pronounced by 
Onion growers, who now grow it in prefer- 
ence to all other Onions, the very best 
strain in cultivation. It is the true Yellow 
Globe varietj-, large in size, uniformly per- 
fect in shape and the largest cropper, pro- 
ducing from seed 1,000 bushels to the acre 
with good cultivation. It is also the most 
reliable for bottoming, and one of the best 
keepers of all American Onions. New crop, 
pedigree tested seed, grown from selected, 
hand-picked bulbs, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.. 
l{\h. 50 cts., lb. $1.55, postpaid; express 
prices, see below. 

Philadelphia Yellow Dutch, or 

Strasburff . Pedigree Philadelphia- 

2. grown seed. The most 

popular variety for sets, grown so exten- 
sively by market-gardeners around Phila- 
delphia. The sets of this variety grow 
round, plump and bright. Full-sized On- 
ions are somewhat flattened, flesh white, 
mild flavor and an excellent keeper. Skin 
bright yellow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.. Klb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.45, postpaid ; express prices, 
see below. 

This is a flatter 
type than the 

Yellow Danvers. 

Globe Danvers. It grows to good size, with 
thin yellow skin, white flesh, fine-grained 
and excellent quality. It ripens earlj-. 
keeps well and is very productive. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 
40 cts., lb. $1.35 ; express prices, see below. 

Yellow Globe Danvers. T h i s is 

the reg- 
ular Yellow Globe Danvers Onion that is 
sold bv other seedsmen, and is slightly 
flatter, (see illustration) not as true a globe shape as my " Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers.'" It produces well-rounded bulbs about 
inches in diameter. Skin a light golden 3'ellow; flesh white, crisp and mild in flavor. While called a Globe Onion, it is not strictly so, but a 
thorouglily good and profitable Onion. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 45, postpaid : express prices, see below. 

Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers Onions (True Globe Shape) 


The 1908 crop of Pedigree Philadelphia Onion Seed is unusually plump and heavy, and, subject to our greenhouse test in Mother Earth, 
shows perfect germinating power. I have made prices at the lowest living rate for the quality I furnish, and am sure that no reliable seeds- 
men can sell seed of equally good quality for less money. These prices do not include postage, and are for seed sent by express or 

freight at purchaser s expense 

Per lb. 

Yellow Dutch, or Strasburg. The best yellow Onion for sets $1 3,5 

Round Yellow Danvers. Selected of handsome round flattish shape i 25 

Yellow Globe Danvers. A deeper yellow Onion than the above i 3" 

Ohio Yellow Globe. Fine globe shape, flattish on bottom 1 35 

Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers. See description above 1 45 

Southport Yellow Globe. Eastern-grown seed i 45 

Southport Yellow Globe. Western-grown seed i 30 

Mammoth Yellow Prizctaker. The largest vellow Onion 1 55 

5-lbs. lois 
Per lb. 

Si 30 

I 20 

I 25 

I 25 

I 35 

I 35 

I 25 

I 50 

lo- lb luls 
Per lb. 
Si 25 

25-lb luls 

Per lb 

I 25 
I 25 
1 15 
I 40 

lExtra-Early Red Flat. Two weeks earlier than Wethersfield 2 oi) 

a^arge Red Wethersfield. The most popular red Onion 2 00 

Southport Red Globe. Matures late, a splendid keeper i 75 

Southport Wliite Globe. Handsome silvery globe 

Ivory Ball. The best keeping white Onion 

Philadelphia White Silver Skin, or Portugal 

2 75 

3 15 

For white sets 19° 


I 90 
■ 85 

1 60 

2 65 

3 00 
'i 85 

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2 85 
1 80 





Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker 

The Prizetaker Onion has now been several years on the 
market, and is recognized as one of our best standard vari- 
eties. Rarely has any vegetable attained prominence more 
rapidly ; it succeeds everywhere — East, West, North and 
South — and whether grown for home use or for marketing 
it gives universal satisfaction, yielding Onions often 14 
inches around and at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per 
acre. Its immense size will recommend it to all, particu- 
larly when it is known that it's, keeping qualities are unex- 
celled The exterior color is pale yellow, and the interior 
clear sparkling white. It is easilj- grown, medium early in 
maturing, mild in flavor. Sow the seed early in a sheltered 
spot and transplant the young plants. Pkt.' 5 cts., oz. 20c., 
Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1 65 postpaid ; express prices, see page 38. 

A Select List of Other Standard 
American Onions 

Large packets, 5 cts. each, except where given. If or- 
dered sent by express or freight, deduct lO cts. per lb. 
In 6-lb. lots and over, 15 cts. per lb. may be deducted 


14. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 'A^b. 60 cts., 

lb. $2. « 

14 B}' mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts.. oz. ^o cts., li\h. 85c., 

lb. $3- 

14 By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., '4\b. 75 cts., 
lb. 52,50. 

Philadelphia Extra-Early Red Flat. Early. A good red set On- 
ion. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., M\h. 60 cts., lb. $2.10. 

Large Red Wethersfield. The standard large red Onion. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., '4\b. 70 cts., lb. $2.10. 

Michigan Yellow Globe. True globe; rich orange; suitable for 
muck lands. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., ^Ib. 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 

Southport Yellow Globe (Eastern grown seed). Some gardeners 
claim the eastern-grown seed produces a more solid Onion than the 
western-grown. By mail, postoaid, oz. 20 cts., K lb. 50c., lb. Si-SS- 

Southport Yellow Globe Western. Very deep globe. Crop 
short. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., '4 lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. 



Southport White Globe. Very large, solid and handsome ; deep 
globe. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., V4 lb 75 cts., lb. $2. 85. 

Southport Red Globe. Matures late ; a splendid keeper ; of fine 
ciu.ility. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., M\b. 55c., lb. J.i.85. 

Ohio Yellow Globe. Two weeks earlier than Southport. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 60. 

Golden Ball. Very deep globe; skin rich golden yellow; fine 
keejier : superior. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., '/(lb 6oc., lb. $2. 

Philadelphia White Silver-Skin, or Portugal. Best white On- 
ion for sets. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., 'ilb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Ivory Ball. Perfectl)- round, pure white skin and flesh ; best of 
keepers. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30CIS., Ss cts., lb. $3.25. 

Bunch. Very early ; one of the best for bunching in a green state. By 
postpaid, oz. 25 cts., H^b. 70 cts., lb. S2.50. 


Pkt. 5 cts. 

Giant Rocca. Very large globe Italian ; reddish brown skin. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 20 cts., K'b. 55 cts., lb. Si. 75. 
Red Bermuda. Very early ; genuine Teneriffe seed ; freshly imported. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., 'A\b 60 cts., lb S2.25. 
White Bermuda. Freshly imported from Island of Teneriffe ; genuine seed. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., %\b. 70 cts , lb. S2.50. 
White Queen. Very early; grows rapidly; mild; remarkable keeper. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., 'Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 65 
Hard Round Silver-Skin. The best for pickling; uniform, small, round 

bulbs. By ma.l, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts.. lb. S2.25. 
White Adriatic Barletta. Neatest and smallest; valuable for pickling. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., H^b. 50 cts., lb. $1.65. 
Mammoth Silver King. Handsome flat Onion; reaching enormous size. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., 'Alb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Philadelphia White Silver -Skin Onions 

Choice Philadelphia-Grown Onion Sets 

Philadelphia-grown Onion sets are the best in the world. They 
are hard and solid, good keepers and are sold by the measured 
bushel and not by the pound rate, as sold in some other markets. 
Prices vary with the market — probably this year from S3 to $4 per 
bushel. Write us for prices in bushel and barrel lots. 
Yellow, Red, or White Sets. Qt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Potato and White Multiplier Sets. Qt. 35c., by mail, postpaid 






The Best Northern-Grown 

Seed Peas 

CuLTUnE. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked and again every ten davs or 
two weeks for succession. They can be sown as late as the 20th of August for the last sow- 
ings, using the Extra-Earlies Sow in rows about 4 feet apart and i inch apart in the row, 
and 3 to 4 inches deep. 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill, l^i to 2 bushels will plant an acre 

Thomas Laxton Pea 

This very large-podded Pea is e.vceedingly early, coming only a few days after the Extra- 
Early types. Very vigorous, grows with vines 2l4 feet high. It has created quite a sensation, 
and is exceedingly popular with market-growers, every one being astonished that Peas with 
such fine large pods should be so early in maturing. As is seen from the photograph, the 
ends of the pods are blunt and filled with seven to eight large Peas. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 30 cts.; bj- express, qt, 40 cts.. 4 qts. $1.25, pk. Si. 85, bus. $7. 

Gradus Pea , 

This popular new large-podded wrinkled Pea is of the finest qualitj-, and matures only 
a few daj-s later than the Extra-Early Pea. The vine is strong, growing 2^ to 3 feet high, 
well-filled with large, handsome pods ; Peas remaining tender and sweet for a long time 
after they are ready for use. The Gradus is similar to the Thomas La.xton described above, 
but has a more pointed, slightly longer pod. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by 
express or freight, qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.25. pk. $2. bus. S7.50. 

Boston Unrivaled Pea 

See Cut on page 41 

This is an improved strain of the deservedly popular Telephone. The vines grow about 
4 feet in height, and are covered with pods of large size, frequently 5 inches in length by K 
to Vs of an inch broad. The pods general!}- contain eight to nine Peas of large size and of 

most delicious flavor ; 
they are classed 
among the late sorts. 
B y mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 
cts. : by express or 
freight, qt, 35 cts., 4 
qts.. Si 25, pk. $2 15, 
bus. S8. 

Thomas Laxton Pea 

Stokes* Early Epicure 

Sutton's Excelsior Pea 

This new Pea, in color of foliage, haliit of plant, and size and shape 
of the pods, somewhat resembles the Premium Gem ; but it grows a 
little taller, is very much more prolific and hardy, and the quality is 
simply delicious. The pods are well filled to the tip. It is an enorm- 
ous cropper, producing fully fifty per cent more than the McLean's 
or Premium Gem, and of the finest quality. I predict for the Stokes' 
Early Epicure Pea, when it becomes once introduced, that it will 
largely take the place of the Peas of the Gem class, as it has every 
good quality that they possess and will produce almost double the 
crop. By niail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts. qt. 45 cts.: by ex- 
press, qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 85, bus. S7. 

Sutton's Elxcelsior 

New. The great merit of this new Pea lies in the fact that in it we 
have an early dwarf wrinkled Pea in the front rank for earliness, yet 
with much larger, handsomer pods than any dwarf wrinkled Pea yet 
introduced. It is similar in habit of growth to Xolt's Excelsior, 
which is one of the most popular dwarf wrinkled Peas, but has a 
much larger pod than Nott's. It takes the place in the Extra-Early 
class that is now so acceptably filled by Stratagem and Telephone 
in the later sorts. It grows to a height of about 12 to 14 inches, show- 
ing a great abundance of its long, broad, straight pods of a pale green 
color." By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by ex- 
press, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. S6.50. 

John Tas'batht, Flowertowii . N. J., writes May 16, looS: "We received 
our lasl order in firsl-class condition. I am very tliankfiil lor the free packets. 
I he peas and other seeds which 1 got from you turned out fine. There are no 
nicer peas in the neighhorhood, thev are in blossom now over a week and cer- 
tainly look fine." 


f\ Sl£Qke§' ;Standarr ;^>iEBD§^ H vegetable ^eeds 


Each of the following, lOc. per large packet, postpaid. We furnish one-half pecks at peck rates, one-half bushels at bushel rates 

Those marked with a (*) are wrinkled varieties Heii^ht in By 



Stokes' New Record Extra-Early. The very earliest, most vigorous, uniform and productive ; 

nail, postpaid By Express or Freight 

Pt. Qt. Qt. Pk. Bus. 
3° $0 55 $0 40 $2 00 $8 00 

Stokes' Extra-Early. The pc 
Alaska. The earliest and most 
New Large-podded Alaska. 

As earlj- as Alaska, with pods and peas almost double the size. 

First and Best. Very early; popular for market and shipping 

Philadelphia Extra-Early, Dan O'Rourke, Hancock. Each 

Prolific Early Market. Four days later than Extra-Early but with larger pods ; fine 

*'Gregory's Surprise (Eclipse). Earliest wrinkled variety 

*Nott's Excelsior. An improvement on American Wonder 

*American Wonder. Well known and very popular 

^McLean's Little Gem. Very prolific; a garden favorite 

•*Extra-Early Premium Gem. Long, well filled, prolific pods 


STOKES' STANDARD MID-SEASON. See page 15. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 

cts., ijt 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 
Stokes' Second-Early Market Garden. Best and surest cropper ; produces 
more pods than any other. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; 
by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.50, bus $5.50. 
^McLean's Advancer. Fine standard sort ; of excellent quality. 2:2 feet high. By 
mail, prepaid, pt. 25c., qt. 40c.; by express or freiglit, qt. 25c., pk $i .40, bus. $5.25. 
Abundance. Long, round, well filled pods; very prolific. I'A feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 4cc. ; by express or freight, qt. 25c., pk. $1 50, bus. $5.50. 
*Ho;'sford's Market-Garden. Style of Advancer, very prolific. 2 feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 40c.; by express or freight, qt. 25c., pk. $i.-o, bus. $5.75. 
■'■Heroine. Large, full pods: productive; quality perfect. 2l4 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts. pk $1.60, bus. $6. 
Improved Fillbasket. Excellent; one of the best for market. 3K feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 40c.; by express or freight, qt. 25c., pk. $1.50, bus. $5.50. 


Each variety In large packets, at JO cts. each, postpaid 

STOKES' STANDARD LATE. See page 15. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 
55 cts.; by freight or express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 
^Duke of Albany (American Champion). Immense pods. 4 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts. qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.85, Bus. $7. 
^Improved Stratagem. Large, full pods ; quality fine. 2 feet high. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. $6.75. 
Long Island Mammoth, or Telegraph. Large pods and peas. 3 K feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 40c.; by express or freight, qt. 25c., pk.l1.40, bus $5.25. 
'^'Telephone. Enormous pods and peas of first quality; prolific. 4% feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 45c.; by express or freight, qt. 30c. pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 
Carter's Daisy, or Dwarf Telephone. Cross of Stratagem on Telephone. \'ery 
productive. Pods long and well filled, i 'A feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., 
cjt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 
Pride of the Market. Our greatly improved uniform strain. 1 % feet high By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 20c., qt. 40c.; by express or freight, qt.30G., pk.$i.75, bus.l6.25. 
'^Champion of England. Well-known standard variety. 5 feet high. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. Jfi.35, bus. $5. 
*Bliss' Everbearing. Peculiar branching vine; peas large. 2 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40c.; by express or freiglit, qt. 25c., pk, $1.50. bus. $5.50. 
^Yorkshire Hero. A spreading variety; very productive. 3 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 25c., pk. iSi.50, bus. $5.50. 
Blue Imperial. A productive market-garden summer favorite. 2l4 feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 40c.; by express or freight, qt. 25c., pk. #1.35, bus. $5. 
Royal Dwarf White Marrowfat. A favorite for market. 2K feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 20 cts., pk., 85c., bus. $3. 
Canada Field. Grown with oats for fodder, also for pigeons, 5 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts.; by express or freight, qt. loc, pk. 50c., bus. Si. 75. 
Dwarf Sugar. Extra fine ; Pods used same as Snap Beans. il4 feet high Bymail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk.$i.6o, bus. $6. 
Mammoth-podded Prolific Sugar. Largest and best of the edible-podded sorts; 
broad, fleshy, tender pods. 3 feet high. Bymail, postpaid, pt. 45 cts., qt. 75 cts.: 
by express or freight, qt. 60 cts., pk. $3.25, bus. $12. 














































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Boston Unrivaled, or Improved Telephone Pea 

( See page 40) 


Market-Gardeners Best. 


Culture. — Soak the seeds a few hours in lukewarm water and 
sow earh' in the spring. Sow in rows i foot apart, thinning the plants 
out to 4 inches apart in tlie row. To preserve in winter, transpla:nt 
to a hght cellar or coldframe. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row 

STOKES' STANDARD. C^ee page 14) Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts , by mail, postpaid. 

Hurst's Superb Dwarf Garnishing. (Crop failed.) 

Plant very robust, and is greatlj' 
iiiiproved by severe cutting. 
Tile leaves are large and beautifullv curled and of a very dark green. 
It stands heat, drought and cold, an 1 yields well. It is an excellent 
Parsley for either the market or family garden. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. ID cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si ; by express or freight, 5 
lbs. S4. 

Champion Moss Curled. E.xtra dark green. Leaves crimped and 

curled, giving a most beautiful decorative appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., U\h. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts- 
Emerald, or Dwarf Extra Carled. Leaves tender, beautifully 

crimped; handsome, bright green color ; very ornamental. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Extra-Double Curled. An old curled variety for garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., 02. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 6j cts. 
Plain, or Single. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 
Hamburg Turnip-Rooted. Fleshy vegetable roots, for soups, etc. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ]i\h. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 


Culture. — Be careful 
not to sow until the 
ground is warm, or the 
seed will rot, sowing in 
rich soil in drills 18 inches 
apart, thinning to 6 to 8 
inches apart in the row. 
.\11 root crops require 
that the ground shall be 
well and deeply dug or 

One ounce will sow about 
200 ieet of drill; 5 lbs. 
will sow an acre. 

DARD. See page 14. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.. 
'41b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Ideal Hol- 
low Crown. great- 

1 y 1 m - 

proved and wonderfully 
fine strain of true Hol- 
low Crown Parsnip. 
The roots do not grow 
so long as the old Hollow 
Crown variety, are of 
larger diameter and 
more easily gathered. It 
is a very heavy cropper. 
The roots are smooth, 
flesh fine-grained and of 
excellent (luality. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. TO cts., '/i\h. 20 
cts., lb. 70 cts.; by ex- 
press, lb. S5 ("t'^-. .S lbs. 
and over, 50 cts. per lb. 

Large Sugar, or Long 
Smooth Hollow 
Crown. Well-known 
old standard sort. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. iocts.,Klb. 
20 cts., II). 50 cts. 

Ruby King Pepper 

Cliinese Giant Pepper 


Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in March, transplanting when soil out- 
side is warm, in rows feet apart and iS inches apart in the row. 
One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of row 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 15. Pkt. loc, oz. 55 cts., U\h. 

Si .50, lb. 55 50. 
NEW TOMATO. Novelty. See page 12. 

NEW NEAPOLITAN. The plants are very vigorous and stocky, 
and are completely laden with fruits measuring 4 inches in lengtli. 
The Peppers grow upright until by their weight they turn down. 
The flesh is quite thick and bright red in color, sweet and verj- 
mild. Carry well and command top market prices. Two weeks 
earlier than Bull Nose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %]Yy. 85 cts., lb S3. 

GOLDEN NEAPOLITAN. This is exactly the same as the New 
Neapolitan Pepper, described above, but is of a beautiful golden 
vellow color when ripe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., K'b. Si. 35. 

NEW RUBY GIANT. This beautiful Pepper is a cross between 
the Ruby King and the Chinese Giant. The Chinese Giant is the 
largest of all Peppers, but is rough and ungainly in shape : whereas, 
the New Ruby Giant, while quite as large roinid as the Chinese 
Giant, has the ideal shape of the Ruby King, being longer than the 
Chinese Giant, and much larger round than the Ruby King. The 
flesh is mild and sweet as an apple, making a good salad sliced and 
served with tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., !ilb. Si. 50. lb. J5. 

CHINESE GIANT. This is the largest of all Peppers, but is apt to 
grow rough in shape. It is usually divided into four or more large 
ridges, and is indented at the blossom end. It is the latest of all 
Peppers in maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., ^'Ib. Si. 50, lb. So- 

RUBY KING. Grows to double the size of Bull Nose. The fruits 
are 5 to 6 inches long, by about 3'; inches through. They are 
bright red, remarkably mild and pleasant in flavor, having no fiery 
taste. Single plants ripen from eight to ten fruits. The most popu- 
lar red Pepper. Pkt. 10 rts,, oz. w cts., 341b. 8s cts., lb. S3. 

MAMMOTH GOLDEN QUEEN. These grow from fifteen to 
twenty perfect fruits on a plant, from 8 to 10 inches long, and 4 to 5 
inches through. Color bright golden yellow, and so mild they can 
be eaten like tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts.. K'b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

The following Peppers, 10 cts. per packet 
Bell, or Bull Nose. Large, mild. Oz. 25 cts., '.;lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.^0. 
Long Red Cayenne. True, hot. Oz. 25 cts., '4 lb. 70 cts., lb. S2.50. 
True Red ChUi. Verv hot. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2.75. 
Tabasco. Small, very hot. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 45 cts., ^Ib. Si 25. 
Cherry Red. Small, for pickles. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. S2.25. 


stokes' Ideal Hollow Crown Parsnip 

Culture. — Plant in Mav in drills 3 feet apart, placing the nuts 8 
to '2 inches apart in the drill. Cultivate flat and keep clean. It re- 
quires 15 to 20 pounds of shelled nuts. <ir 1 bushel (23 pounds) of the 
unshelled Peanuts, to plant an acre. Plant either way. but be care- 
ful not to break the skin or coating on the nut if unshelled. 
SELECTED VIRGINIA. .\ fine productive strain, selected espe- 
cially for seed purposes. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 2,5 cts.; 
by freight or express, cjt. 25 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. S2..S0. 
SPANISH. Thin-shelled nuts, smaller in size than the Virginia, 
but fill the shell more compactly, of excellent flavor and desirable 
for the northern states on account of their earliness. Largely used 
in the South as a forage and fattening crop. Price same as \'irginia. 




All of the Seed Pototoes I sell are grown in the state of Maine, where, it is universally acknowledged, the best Seed Potatoes are raised, 
and thousands of carloads are shipped every year from the countiesof Holton and Aroostook alone. Farmers and truckers in the middle and 

southern states should renew their Seed Potatoes at least every two 
years, as by doing so they will realize the advantage of early maturity 
and productiveness. All orders accompanied by cash will be ac- 
knowledged promptl}' and the Potatoes forwarded as soon as the 
weather permits. Potatoes are packed in barrels or shipped in sacks 
containing 165 lbs. net. 

CuLTUKE. — Potatoes can be planted whole, but the usual practice 
is to cut them into pieces, one eye to each piece Plant as early as 
the ground can be made ready, in rows 3 feet apart, setting them i 
foot apart in the rows. To prevent the ravages of the potato-bug, the 
vines should be dusted with Paris green mixed with about eighty 
parts of plaster ; or mix the Paris green in water, one small table- 
spoonful to a bucket, and apply with a whisk-broom. ' 
Ten bushels of Potatoes will plant an acre 

POTATOES BY MAIL. All varieties of Potatoes can be sent by 
mail, postage prepaid. 3^c. per lb., 4 lbs. for $1. correctly labeled 
and packed to reach the purchaser in good condition. 

WHITE POTATO SEED, mixed, from the best hybridizers, 
per packet, 25 cents. 

Standard Sorts 

Prices variable. Write me for special prices in quantities 

True Houlton, Maine, Early Rose. Pure and genuine, very fine 

and early Pk. 60 cts., bus. Si-75, bbl. S4- 
Early Beauty of Hebron. Popular early sort, of excellent qual- 
ity ; productive. Pk. 60 cts., bus §1.75, bbl. $4. 
Zarly Thoroughbred. Earlier than Rose. More productive ; light 

pink. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl $4. 
Bovee. Earlier tliau Early Ohio. Very prolific; fine marketable 

size; mealy. Pk. 6,5 cts , bus. $1.75, bbl S4. 
Crown Jewel. \'ery earlv, fine and productive ; pink. Pk. 6.s cts., 

bus. $2, bbl. $4-2=; 
Bliss' Triumph, or Stray Beauty. Early, round, red. Pk. 60 

cts., bus. $1.75, bill Sj. .s. 
Pride of South, or White Bliss. Early, round, white. Pk. 60 
cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $4.25. 

The last three varieties are the most popular of all with southern truckers 

Irish Cobbler. Round, chunky, 80-day sort ; popular for home 

market. Pk. 65 cts., bus. Si. 75, bbl. $4. 
Early Ohio. Popular first-early ; does well on upland soil; round 

and smooth. Pk. 65 cts., bus S2, bbl. $4.50. 
Rural New Yorker, No. 2. Fine for main crop; large, white, 

smooth, prolific. Pk 60 cts., bus. $1.7.5, bbl. $4. 
State of Maine. Heav}--cropping, late oval variety ; white skin 

and flesh. Pk. 60 cts.. bus. I1.7.5. bbl. $4 
Carman, No. 1. Fine medium or intermediate ; very large shallow 

eves; white. Pk. 60 cts., bus. Si 75. bbl. $4. 
Green Mountain. Shape oval : white skin; big cropper and splen- 
did cooker. Pk. 6ncts., bus. Si .75, hbl. $4. 
Gold Coin. Fine table sort; main crop. Pk. 75c., bus. $2, bbl.S4.25. 
Crine's Lightning. Extra-early; russet color. I k. 75 els., bus. S2, 
bbl. S4.25. 

Field of "Norcross" Potatoes 

In the State of Maine g;rowin!>; for seed and being sprayed with "Biic; Death." 
This field yielded an average of over 350 bushels of Potatoes per acre. 

New Varieties 

NoFCXTOSS. '^'^^ Norcross Potato was originated about ten 

years ago by Charles Norcross, of Litchfield, Me., 

grown on the Early Rose and pollenized with Beauty of Hebron. It 
is a very choice table Potato, as its well-netted skin testifies; con- 
tains a large percentage of starch; is very hardy, enormous yielder 
and has exceptional blight-resisting qualities. As a standard main- 
crop variety the Norcross has no equal. By mail, po.stpaid, lb. 40 cts., 
4 lbs. $1.25; by express, pk. Si, bus. $2.50, bbl. SS- 

The seedling Rainona is an inbred 
Norcross, and resembles its parent 
in many ways. Its time of ripening, however, is fully ten to fifteen 
days earlier, making it a very valuable early sort. The tuber is 
white, eyes very shallow, skin tough and well netted, which is Na- 
ture's mark of extra eating quality. An unusually handsome Potato. 
Lb. 50 cts., 4 lbs. $1.30, postpaid ; by express, pk. $1.75, bus. $5. 

This is one of the very earliest 
Potatoes that has ever been in- 
troduced. The vines are compact in growth, foliage heavy and 
blight-resisting, and thev have never been known to take on a sec- 
ond growth, thus insuring smooth, regular tubers. The flesh is very 
white and of good flavor when cooked ; has few eyes and a smooth 
skin. Lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. $1, postpaid; by express, pk. 75 cts., bus. 
$2, bbl. S4-25- 

Ramona Seedling. 

Eureka Extra-Early. 


Southern New Jersey is headquarters for and the home of the 
finest Sweet Potatoes in the world, and tny facilities for getting and 
handling them are unequaled. The New Jersey Sweet Potato is 
much dryer and sweeter than those grown in the South and West, 
and they have been carefully selected for years and attain the short, 
clumpy, uniform shape which is so desirable. 

C.\UTiox — .\s, however, Sweet Potatoes are very susceptible to 
rot under climatic changes, I cannot hold myself responsible for their 
condition after long journeys, and wish it distinctly understood that 
my customers take all risks after I deliver them in good condition to 
the express or railway company in Philadelphia. I take every pre- 
cautio 1 to get them to you in good condition, but the risk is yours. 
Full directions for bedding and sprouting the seed, setting out and" 
cultivating, also harvesting and storing for winter, will be found in 
my leaflet essay on Sweet Potato Culture, which I will send free 
with orders when requested. 

Extra-Early Carolina. Jersey " Up-Rivers," Early Nanse- 
mond. These are the three varieties most universally grown in 
New Jersey for Philadelphia and New York markets. Pk. 80 cts., 
bus. S2, bbl. S-1- 

Sweet Potato Plants 

Ready May 15 

All other varieties Of Sweet Potato plants, by mai I, •postpaid, 
60 cts. per I 00 ; by express, *9 cts. per 100. S2.50 per 1 ,000 ; 
in 5 000 lots or over, S2 per 1 ,000. 

Bovee Potato 




In order to produce these early sorts, with crisp, tender flesh, grow them 
quicklj- in rich, loose soil and gather before reaching full size. Frequent 
plantings should be made for succession. 

One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet of drill; 9 lbs. will sow an acre 


Ail varieties of Radish at 5 cts> per packet 

By mail, postpaid, pkt. 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 

Stokes' Scarlet Globe Radishes 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball. See page 15. 

5 cts,, oz. 10 cts., li\h. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Stokes' Standard White Ball. See page 15. By 

cts., oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Stokes' Earliest Round Dark Red (Scarlet Button). Small, extra- 
early, ready for use in 18 to 20 days; skin a bright scarlet; flesh pure 
white, crisp, tender, mild in flavor. Well suited for growing under glass. 
Oz. 10 cts., M\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Stokes' White Marble. The quickest-growing white Radish; read v for 
table in 16 to 18 days ; turnip-shaped, measuring i inch in diameter by 
I'A inches in depth. Snow-white, with a short taproot. Crisp and mild 
in flavor. The foliage is very small. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $j. 
Stokes' Scarlet Globe. Is the most important market-gardeners' forc- 
ing Radish ; matures in 20 da5-s. For forcing in greenhouses, hotbeds or 
coldframes or for sowing in the open early in the spring, it is unequaled. 
Perfectly globe-shaped; rich, deep scarlet color; mild, juicy, crisp and 
tender. Oz. 10 cts., Klb- 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Extra-Early Scarlet Turnip. Very early, small, round. Oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts., .s lbs. I2.75, by express. 
Fire Ball (iVo?z p/iis ultra). An excellent, round, red, forcing variety. 

Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Scarlet Turnip, White Tip. Round, bright scarlet, with attractive white 

tip; matures in 25 days. Oz. to cts., >ilb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Early Giant Crimson. Double the size of the ordinary turnip-shaped 
Radishes; often measuring 6 to 7 inches in circumference; remaining 
solid, firm and-tender; flesh white and of mild flavor. The shape varies 
between round and oval. Adapted either to open ground or forcing. Oz. 
10 cts., 5{lb. 25 cts., lb. 8,5 cts. 
Early Snow-White Box. This is an extra-early type of the Felton's 

Model White Box. It has quite a small top and matures in from 25 to 30 days from sowing the seed. It is rather flatter in shape and the 
skin and flesh are of a pure, brilliant, glistening, waxy white, and are most attractive when bunched for market. They retain their crisp- 
ness and tender flesh until the roots attain a large size. I recommend them as being a particularly valuable variety for early summer 
forcing. Oz. 10 cts , Vi\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
I'elton's Model White Box. This can be used for an early forcing sort or for an early summer variety. Skin and flesh pure, waxy white : 

excellent for forcing under glass, in boxes or in the open ground. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Early White Turnip. Both skin and flesh white, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
20c., lb. 75c. 


All varieties 6 cts. per packet 

Startle 20-Day Forcing (Red Rocket). Slender, oblong Radishes of bright scar- 
let ; very quick growth. Oz. 10 cts., Vj'lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
White Rocket, Earliest Half-Long White. Very handsome. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 
25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Scarlet Olive-shaped. Small, very early, olive-shaped Radish. Rich brilliant 

cr>lor. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Early White Olive-shaped. Quite early, white flesh and skin ; crisp and of mild 

flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
French Breakfast. Bright carmine color, with clear white, rich lower portion ; very 
tender and mild. Oz. 10 cts., }{lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 


All varieties 5 cts. per packet 

Stokes* Standard Long White. See page 15. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
White Icicle. A fine, long, pure white and very early sort, ready in 20 to 25 days 
after planting. Its transparent white skin makes it a very attractive market and 
table variety. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
Half-Long Deep Scarlet. Very popular in southern markets. Scarlet color, flesh 

pure white. Oz. 10 cts., '.^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Philadelphia Gardeners' Long Scarlet. A great improvement over the old long 
scarlet, short top, earlier, better shape and color. Fine keeper. Oz. 10 cts, 5ilb. 
20 cts., lb. 6,s cts. 

Cincinnati Market. Of the long scarlet type ; deeper in color, straight and smooth. 

Oz. in cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
The Comet. A new French sort ; a very early, long white Radish, coming in 20 days 
from time of sowing, remaining in use longer than any other extra-early variety. 
f)z. K. Cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Long Brightest Scarlet (white-tipped). A new French sort of long, scarlet-tipped 

wliite Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., '/lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Wood's Early Frame. An extra-early strain of long scarlet. Best long Radish for 
forcing. Oz. to cts., 20 cts., II). 70 cts. 





All varieties are 6 cts. per pkt. 

Chartier, or Shepherd. Large, long Radish ; crimson, tipped with white. Oz. lo cts., 'A\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Lady Finger, or Long White Vienna. One of the best long white Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

New White Chartier. A white form of the well-known Chartier Radish. Matures in about six weeks after sowing 
and remains fit for use three weeks afterward. Tops short, flesh mild, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., 
lb. 80 cts. 

White Strasburg. One of the most popular summer sorts. Skin and flesh pure white. Can be pulled five weeks 

from time of sowing. It remains tender and of good quality a long time. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Large White Summer Turnip, or Globe. A favorite white summer variety. Oz. 10 cts., 5^1b. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Large Yellow Summer Turnip, or Golden Globe. Yellow skin ; white flesh. For summer use. Oz. 10 cts., 
lb. 20 cts.. lb. 70 cts. 


All varieties 6 cts. per pkt. 

Culture. — These should be sown after the middle of June, sowing for succession (especially of the Chinese 

varieties) until the middle of August. 

New Celestial, or White Chinese. Is the finest of 
all e.xtra-large white Radishes. The roots grow to an 
immense size, averaging from 12 to 15 inches in length 
and 5 inches in diameter; but notwithstanding its 
unusual size, the flesh is always crisp, mild and 
juicy. Oz. 10 cts., 'A\h. 30 cts., lb. $1.10. 

New Round Scarlet China. A new variety of the 
Chinese Radish, and may be sown at all seasons ; 
maturing in six or seven weeks. Its handsome, round 
shape and rich scarlet color and pure white flesh 
commend it. Oz. 10 cts.. Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

China Rose. One of the best winter varieties. Bright 
rose color; flesh white, firm and of superior quality. 
Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
California Mammoth White. The largest winter 
Radish. Good qualit\-. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20c., lb. 75c. 
Half-Long Black Spanish. Intermediate in shape 
between the round and long ; flesh mild very crisp 
and sweet. One of the best of the black Radishes. 
If stored in damp sand in the cellar, will keep all 
winter. Oz. 10 cts , ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Round Black Spanish. Very popular with Ger- 
mans; known as "rettig." Oz. 10 cts , M\b 20 cts., 
lb. 75 cts. 

Long Black Spanish. Black skin, white flesh. One 
of the hardiest, keeping until summer. Oz. 10 cts., 
% lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 


Culture. — Fine roots of Rhubarb can be 
grown easily from seed, which should be 
sown in a shallow drill, using one ounce to 
125 feet of drill, which will make about 1,000 
plants. When well started, thin to 10 to 12 
inches apart. In the fall or early spring they 
should be transplanted to the permanent 
bed, standing 3 feet apart in the row and 
with rows from 4 to 6 feet apart. The stalks 
should not be gathered until the plants have 
had a second full season's growth. 

If it is preferred to purchase roots, they can 
be had, and, if planted in good soil early in 
the spring, will make a strong growth and 
yield stalks for market the following spring, 
though it is best not to pull them until the 
second year. 

White Strasburg Radish 
Large Victoria. An excellent cooking variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25 


Early Strawberry and Victoria. Each, bv mail, postpaid, 20 cts. each, $1.50 per doz.; by express, 15 
cts each, $1 per doz., $4.50 per 100. Full undivided ciumps, 25 cts. each, $2 per doz., $12 per 100. 

Chartier Radish 

Half -Long Black Spanish Radish 



WALTER^ p. STOKES i 219 Market Street. PHIbADEU>HIA,RA. 


Culture. — Seeds may be planted in the middle of the spring among field corn, in 
hills 8 to 10 feet apart or over, four seeds in a hill. Avoid planting them near melon or 
squash vines, as they mi.x. 

One pound will plant 200 to 300 Mils ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 

King of the Mammoths 

The fruits of this remarkable Pumpkin grow to an enormous size, frequently reaching 
2 to 3 feet in diameter, and from 150 to 300 pounds in weight. The skin is a salmon-orange 
color, with very thick, bright yellow flesh, which is fine-grained and tender and of excel- 
lent quality for pies. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 'i'lb. 45 cts., lb. Si .50. 

Mammoth Golden Cashaw 

This Pumpkin grows to an immense size, as shown in the illustration, and a field of 
them is a very pretty siglit with their great hooks lying around in the greatest profusion. 
Thej' are rich, dark golden yellow in color, thick-meated, fine-fleshed, excellent for feed- 
ing stock or for pies. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Large Sweet Cheese 

Mammoth Golden Cashaw Pumpkin 
flesh of fine quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., {^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Big Tom 

This is the Pumpkin that is grown most largely by canners for 
canning for pies. It is enormously prolific and grows very large ; the 
skin and flesh are of a deep, rich orange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., 
Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

A Select List of Standard Sorts 

1 pound will plant 200 to 350 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant 1 acre 
Large packets, 5 cts. each. Deduct lO cts. per lb. If ordered by 
express or freight 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Cashaw, or Crook Neck. The old standard and popular Crook 
Neck Casliaw, By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Improved Green - striped Cashaw. Improvement on White 
Cashaw ; green- and white-striped; flesh rich 3'ellow, solid fine- 
grained, verv thick, sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^Ib 25c., 
lb. 85 cts. 

Nantucket Sugar, or Negro. A New England variety with dark 
green skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., '.{Ib. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Small Sugar. Early, prolific and ver)' sweet; orange color; fine 
keeper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb., 70 cts. 

This is one of the best varieties for family use. It has large, round, flattened fruits, 
with a creamy buff skin, averaging 20 inches to 2 feet in diameter. It is an excellent 
keeper, with thick 

King of the Mammoth Pumpkin and "Stokes Standard" Boy 

Large Sweet Cheese Pumpkin 

Tennessee Sweet Potato. Bell-shaped white flesh, very thick and 
sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., M\h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

New Winter Luxury. Golden yellow, finely netted, shape round : 
flesh very rich, unequaled as a winter keeper and cooking variety. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Quaker Pie. Shape nearly oval. Cream-colored skin and flesh; fine 
quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Common Yellow, or Connecticut Field. Very productive ; grown 
largely for feeding stock. By mail, postpaid, oz. iS cts., ylb. 15 cts., 
lb. "40 cts. By express or freight, 10 lbs. $2. 50, bus. of 25 lbs. $5- 

Calhoun. Nearly round, .somewhat flattened on the ends; skin creamy 
hriiwn; flesh deep salmon-yellow, thick, fine-grained, excellent for 
pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. lo cts., '4 lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

A. D. Healv, io6th Si, & Torrence Ave , Chicago, 111., wriles Sefi/emier 2r,'oS: 
"S ou niav want to know how the "Bonny Best" Tomato did heie in t'hica.ijo. It is 
one week' later than the Earliana, just as ^ood bearer, but fruit far superior as a 
market tomato; in another way it is superior to the Earliana that the last picking 
is just as good as the first, in fact my last picking was the larijest and finest. 


ripKE^^ Sta^d^^ gtEEPa^ I vegetable ^^ee^ 


Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the 
spring, in drills 12 inches apart and i inch deep, thinning out to 6 
inches in the row. Cultivate the same as for carrots and parnips. It 
is perfectly hardy and part of tlie crop may be left in the ground un- 
til spring. The roots are cut into pieces K-inch long, boiled until 
tender, and served with drawn butter. They may also be mashed 
and fried. The flavor is mucli like that of an oyster. 
Une ounce will sow about 60 feet of drill; 8 to 10 pounds to the acre. 
Mammoth Sandwich Island. Grows fully double the size of the 
old Long White. The root is pure white, much heavier and thicker 
throughout, and notwithstanding their enormous size are much 
superior in quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts , ^Ib. 50 cts., lb. $1.65. 


Culture. — For early use, sow in the spring, in drills a foot apart, 
thinning out for use as greens. For fa.l use, sow in August ; and for 
a winter crop to be kept over until early spring, sow in September 
and October. That which is left to winter over should be covered 
with straw or leaves. 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; 12 pounds will sow an acre. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 15. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K 

lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 
N<>ur Inner SM«r>n« See Novelties, page 12. This is the fin- 
l-^iew Long jeasons. gpinach in the list, forming a thick 
rosette of tender, crumbly leaves of an intensely green color. It is 
astonishing how it remains in edible condition without running to 
seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts , J^lb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 
Parisian Long-standing. This French Spinach surpasses our 
famous Enkhuizen Long-standing in its broad and heavy dark 
green leaves, which have the true Savoy appearance. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 5 cts , oz. 8 cts , Klb. 15 cts , lb. 40 cts.; by express 
or freight, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs and over, 25 cts. per lb. 
Victoria. Leaves very dark green, almost black, very thick and 
spread out flat upon the ground. It is a long-standing variety, but 
not very hardy. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts , %]b. 10 
cts., lb 30 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 
20 cts. per lb. 

Enkhuizen Long-standing. Leaves round, large, thick, dark 
green. Our stock is grown in Holland. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 8 cts., I4\h. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 22 
cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

American Round-seeded Savoy, or Bloomsdale. Our cele- 
brated Philadelphia stock. Popular for fall sowing. The leaves are 
large, thick, finely curled, heavy, produced in great numbers, and 
stand handling better than most other sorts. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., KIb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts.; by express or freight, 
lb. 27 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb. 

Improved Thick-leaved Round, or Viroflay. Large, thick, 
dark green leaves, very hardy, and most popular in New York 
markets, where it is the leading variety for spring and fall. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts.. oz 8 cts., Klb. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by 
express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

Broad-leaved, Round-seeded. Produce large, thick green leaves, 
somewhat crumpled. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., 5< lb. 
10 cts., lb. 30 cts. 

New Long Season Spinach 

Hubbard Squash 


Culture. — Sow in hills in the same manner and at the same time 
as cucumbers and melons, the bush varieties 3 to 4 feet apart and the 
running kinds 6 to 9 feet apart. 

One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills; 4 to 6 lbs. will plant an acre 
Large packets of any of the following varieties 5 cts. each 


STOKES' STANDARD SUMMER. See page 15. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 10 cts., '4 lb. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

White Bush Scallop. The well-known white Patty Pan. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. $3. 

Mammoth White Bush (Silver Custard). Grows to twice the 
size of above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Extra-Early Jersey White Bush. An improved extra-early 
strain of the old White Bush. Selected and improved by a New 
Jersey grower. Very productive and shows less ridge or scallop, 
containing a larger amount of flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Early Golden, or Yellow Bush. Differs from White Bnsh only in 
orange color. By mail, postpaid, oz 10 cts., Xlb. 20 cts., lb. 75c. 

Golden Custard. Very large Golden Yellow Bush ; fine for mar- 
ket. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. Small yellow crookneck ; early and 
prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Mammoth Summer Crookneck. Large and fine for market By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 'A\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 


STOKES' STANDARD WINTER. See page 15. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Boston Marrow. Bright orange; skin and flesh of very superior 
quality; a splendid winter keeper and most popular for autumn 
use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Golden Bronze. Beautiful new Squash. Bronze color; flesh gol- 
den yellow; fine for pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 30 
cts., lb. $1. 

Early Prolific Orange Marrow. Earlier than Boston Marrow ; 

very productive. By mail, postpaid, oz. lo cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 8oc. 
Hubbard. The old favorite popular winter Squash; dark green 

skin; rich flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts , ]{\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Red, or Golden Hubbard. A perfect type of its parent, with red 

skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., !^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.10. 
Chicago Warted Hubbard. Improvement on Hubbard; skin 

heavily warted. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30cts., lb. $1 10. 
Fordhook. Early, sweet and dry; also a good summer variety; 

form oblong. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., li\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Mammoth Chili. The Jumbo of all Squashes, often weighing 200 

pounds. Pkt. 10 cts. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., '4]h. 40 cts., 

lb. $1.50. 


WALTER^ P. STOKES 219 Market 8g-eet. PrabADELPHIA.PA. 


No vegetable in the entire list catalogued is given more attention, nor are the strains offered more carefully looked after, than my 
Tomatoes. All of the seed offered is grown specially for seed. The crops are carefully inspected during growth ; and they can be relied 
upon to produce the finest fruit. 

Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in early spring, or the seed may be sown in shallow boxes and placed in a window. Transplant to the open 
ground when all danger of frost is past, setting the plants 3 to 4 feet apart each way. For ver\- early use, the seed should be transplanted 

into small pots and these set out in the open 
ground when it is warm enough One ounce 
will produce about 1,300 plants. 


Sparks' Earliana 

stokes' Special No. 10 Strain 

This sterling early variety has contin- 
ued to gain friends all over the country, 
until it is now the standard early Tomato 
of the land and is offered in ever}' promi- 
nent seedsman's catalogue. But a great 
deal of the stock that is offered is not of 
the genuine type ; and, as the original in- 
troducer, I have carefully watched that 
all of its prominent advantages of earli- 
ness, productiveness and fine smooth 
shape have been maintained. The great 
advantage of the Sparks' Earliana is that 
the whole crop can be marketed before 
the market is glutted with other and later 
varieties, and Tomato - growers of the 
United States have realized hundreds of 
thousands of dollars from this remarkable 
variety. By starting your plants early you 
can have ripe fruit by the 15th to 20th of 
June. Price Stokes' Special No. 10 
Strain, pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 40 cts., '41b. 
$1.10. lb. $4. 

Sparks' Earliana Tomato. Stokes' Special No. 10 Strain 

The way they hang makes the profit 

Chalk's Early Jewel 

This fine Tomato originated in Montgomery county. Pa. It is a heavy cropper, of fine large fruits, with a sweet flavor, about two weeks 
later than the Sparks' Earliana, and is recommended as a good medium early Tomato. In color it is a bright scarlet, ripening up to the 
stem, without cracks or green core. The flesh is thick, quite solid, with comparatively few seeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25c., J^Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2. .50. 


In regular large-sized packets, lO cts. per packet 

Stokes' " Bonny Best Early." Novelt)-. See page 2. 
New Coreless. Novelty. See page 12. 
Livingston's Hummer. Novelty. See page 12. 
Superb Salad. Novelty. See page 12. 

New Stone. Very large; perfectly smooth; bright scarlet; solid; 
best for canning and most popular of all as a main crop Tomato 
for market ; extra fine strain. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Matchless. Large bright red fruit ; flesh very solid and free of core. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., K'b. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 
Great B. B. (Brinton's Best). Second-early and main-crop sort. 

Deep red color uniformly even, large size, smooth and good 

keeper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts , '/{lb. 85 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Success. Resembles the " Great B. B." Rich scarlet; handsome. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., U\h. 8s cts., lb. $2.75. 

Lorillard. Best for greenhouse forcing; bright glossy red; very 
smooth and solid. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85c., lb. $3. 
Brandywine. Finest late; large, solid, smooth, bright red; pro- 
lific. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 16 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
Ponderosa. The largest variety in cultivation ; a monster. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts , oz. 40 cts., Klb., lb. $4. 
Ignotum. An early red smooth variety. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 

cts., %]b. 85 cts., I'b. $3. 
Early Paragon. Bright red ; productive ; standard for market and 

canning. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2.25. 
Livingston's Perfection. Early; large size; very productive: 
fine blood-red. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2.25. 

Livingston's Favorite. Large, smooth, productive; a good ship- 
per and canner. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., ^^Ib. 60c., lb. $2.25. 




June Pink Tomato 

Many markets require a pink-skinned Tomato, and the June Pink haspro\en 
itself, by all odds, the very earliest and most productive pink fruited Tomato e\er 
introduced. It is, in reality, a pink Earliana ; has the habit of growth and the plant is ex- 
actly the same as the Earliana. It is enormously productive, growing to set and develop 
good-sized fruits throughout the season. The seed I offer is of the very higlu st 
grade. In going over a field of over five acres growing for seed, I could not find a 
single plant whose fruit was off in color or any sign of roughness. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. lo cts., 02. 40 cts., %\h. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Giant-Fruited Acme 

A fine, large, early pink Tomato. The Acme Tomato has for years been the 
standard pink sort, but it has been grown so long that it has deteriorated in size. 
The Giant-Fruited Acme now offered has been carefully crossed and re crossed lor 
size of fruit, so that it is as early as the type, and because of its large, uniform, hand- 
some fruits, it sells readily at a much higher price than the old variety. It is an 
enormous yielder, the fruit is very solid and meaty, very early; almost seedless. It 
is a splendid variety for shipping long distances. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., K'b. $1.10, 
lb. $4. 

Stokes' **Pink Florida Special" 

Large, Smootb, Second-Early Fink Fruit. One of tbe best sorts for tbe 

Southern Sliipper 

This is a splendid, fine large pink or purplish red variety, which will become the 
standard of excellence where extreme earliness is not necessarj". It grows to a 
large size, very firm and solid, few seeds and enormously productive, and it ( i^n- 
tinues to bear its large, fine fruit longer than most any other variety, holding its size 
well up in the last picking. The meat is unusually firm and sweet and it carries 
splendidly. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. $1.10, lb. $4. 

Duke of York 

This Tomato is very popular in Florida and other southern states. It is a splendid 
cropper, round in shape, flesh firm, large-sized and of very fine flavor. Ripens its 
fruit more uniformly together than most other sorts; not subject to rust or blight ; 
purplish red in color. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., }i\h. $1.10, lb. $4. 

Livingston's Globe 

Juno Pink Tomato 

This is a new variety originating with the Livingston's, of Tomato fame. In 
shape it is notably distinct from all others, being a beautiful globe, which permits of a greater number of slices to be taken than is possible 
with the flat varieties. Fruit of larger size maintained throughout the season ; always smooth, firm-fleshed, and has very few seeds, 
especially in the early fruits ; ripens, evenly, through and through ; a fine glossy rose in color, tinged with purple ; very productive, the 
plant is always loaded with fruit, having joints at frequent intervals with large clusters of from three to seven fruits. Especially adapted to 
slicing, as the flavor is very delicate and agreeable. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., I4\h. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Truckers* Favorite 

Not subject to rust and recom- 

A fine large purple-fruited Tomato. Very regular in form, good size, verv solid and thick-meated 
mended where a purple fruit is wanted. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Livingston's Beauty. Large, smooth, purplish pink ; thick flesh; regular form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Early Acme. Excepting the June Pink, this is the earliest of all the pink sorts; smooth, round, productive. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 

70 cts., lb. I2.50. 

Dwarf Champion. Dwarf plant, with upright foliage. Early with 
fruit, resembling Acme. Popular. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 
85 cts., lb. I3. 

Early Market Champion. Early, large, purple. Pkt. 10 cts., oz, 
30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 


Golden Queen. The best large, smooth, solid Yellow Tomato. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 


Yellow Plum. Plum shape; bright yellow ; used for pickles. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Jilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Clusterosa Yellow Egg. A great improvement on all other small 
yellow Tomatoes. The best for preserving and pickling ; wonder- 
fully productive. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., KIb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. - 
Red Cherry. An inch in diameter; borne in clusters ; for pickles. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., '/i^h. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Strawberry, or Winter Cherry (Husk Tomato). Small, yellow 
fruit, Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., H'lh. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Giant-Fruited Acme Tomatoes 


WALTER^ p. STOKES [) 219 Market §^^t. PHIbADELPHIA. PA. 


thJ''I'JJ''''f^k7^°\ ^xi-' "^"'."jPS' soon as the ground is warm enough in the spring. For winter use. sow from the middle of July 

to the end of August The seed is generally sown broadcast but larger crops are obtained, particularly of the Rutabagas, bv cultivating 
drills i8 inches apart and thinning to 6 inches apart in the drills. ' '-uilivciliu^, nt 

One ounce wUl sow 150 ieet of drill; 1 pound of seed to the acre in drills; 2 to 3 pounds to the acre if sown broadcast 

Early Red-Top White Globe Turnip 


Large packets of any variety, 5 cts 

Early Red-Top White Globe 

tender and sweet ; surface color, white with a purple top ; a true table^Turnip 
and one of the best ; extensively grown and pitted for fall and winter, being a 
good keeper and produces enormous crops. (See cut. ) Pkt. 5 cts., oz 8 cts., 
^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. ; by express, 5 lbs. $2. 

Extra-Early White Milan. Extra-early, tender and delicately fla- 
vored ; the bulb is of medium size, very 

A large, handsome globe ■ 
variety ; White flesh, fine-i 


handsome, smooth and of a clear ivorj -white both inside and out. 
oz. 10 cts., }'i\h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Pkt. 5 cts. 

Pomeranian Large White Globe. Useful both table and stock 
Long Cow Horn, or White French. \'ery heavy cropper : best for stockmen 

Early Snowball. '^^^ finest white-fleshed, ball-shaped early table Tur- 

'• nip, maturing in six weeks from sowing;" bulb small, 

smooth and round, with white skin and sparkling white flesh, crisp, tender and 

sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., M\b. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. Uv mail, postpaid 

Peroz. i^lb. Lb. 

STOKES' STANDARD WHITE. See page 15 $0 08 $0 20 So 60 

Purple-Top Flat. (Strap-leaved.) Well-known standard 

popular early sort 

Early White'Flat Dutch. Very popular for spring sow- 
ing; fine for market 

Purple-Top Milan. (True.) The earliest flat Turnip; a 

very shy seeder 

Early White Egg. Ver\- handsome ; pure white ; excel- 
ent for early or late 


Golden Ball, or Orange Jelly 
Yellow, or Amber Globe. \'igorous 
Yellow Aberdeen, Globe-shaped 

Small ; very early ; fine quality and flavo 
rower; fine keeper; popular for ma 
Very large ; fine for table or cattle. 





























STOKES' STANDARD. See page 15. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 10 cts., '4 lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Breadstone, or Budlong. Handsome, medium-sized 

roots of superior table quality. By mail, postpaid, 

oz. 10 cts., '^Ib. 20 cts., lb 65 cts. 
Monarch, or Elephant. (New.) Large, oval-shaped; 

yellow flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., ^Ib 15 

cts.. lb. 50 cts. 
Long Island Purple Top. Very large; fine yellow 

flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 

55 cts. 

Myers' Purple-Top Beauty. An improved market- 
garden sort. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 
cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Improved Purple-Top Yellow. Our finely bred 
strain: very popular. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts , 
'4 lb. 15 cts. , 11). ,50 cts. 

Large White. Very large and productive ; white 
skin and flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. S cts., Klb. 
15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 


Seven-Top. \'ery hardy. Grown for its leaves, which 
are eaten as greens or salad. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 
8 cts , !41b. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Myers' Purple-Top Beauty Rutabaga Turnip 



Sweet, Medicinal and Pot Herbs From Seed 

To preserve varieties of which the leaves and stems are used, the stems should be cut from the plants just before the blossom appears 
(leaving a few joints at the base to sprout into fresh growth), tied in small bunches and hung up to dry. 

All Herbs in large packets at 5 cts. each, except where noted 

Per ■ 

Anise. Seeds aromatic 

Balm. For culinary purposes 

Borage. Used for flavoring 

Sweet Basil (Broad-leaved) 

Caraway Seed. For flavoring lo 

Catnip (Cat Mint ) pkt. locts. .. 

Chervil. Used like parsley lo 

Coriander. Seeds aromatic 

Drill. For flavoring vinegar lo 

Fennel, Sweet 

Fennel, Florence Celery-rooted. Flavor HI 

celery , 

Horebound pkt. lo cts. 

Hyssop. Medicinal pkt. lo cts. 

Laveader. For oil and water 

Per oz 


.$o lO 

fo 25 

$0 90 


2 25 



I 25 



1 50 



• 35 

I 00 













I 75 

• 25 


2 50 

• 25 


2 50 


I 60 

Superior to im- 
. . pkt. 10 cts. . . 

Marigold, Pot. For soups .... 
American Sweet Marjoram 

ported; seed of own growing . 
Imported Sweet Majoram . . 
Rosemary. For seasoning and aromatic oil... 

pkt. 10 cts. . 

Rue. Has medicinal qualities 

Saffron. Medicinal and dyeing 

Sage. Most used of all herbs 

Sorrel ( Large-leaved ). Cultivated for acidity.. 

Summer Savory. Culinary 

Winter Savory. Flavoring 

Tansy. For bitters pkt. 10 cts. . 

Thyme. Inroad-leaved pkt. 10 cts, . 

Wormwood. For poultry 

15 P 



o 45 


I 00 


$1 50 

3 00 

I 2S 

3 oo- 
I 75 
I 50- 
I oo- 
I 00 

1 75 
3 50 

2 50 
I 4c» 

HOLT'S MAMMOTH SAGE {Plants only) 

The plants are very strong-growing, the first season attaining i foot in height, and spreading so that a single plant covers a circular 
space 3 feet in diameter. The leaves are borne well above the soil, keeping them clean ; they are very large and of unusual substance,, 
strong in flavor, and of superior quality. It is perfectly hardy, even in New England, and attains still larger growth the second season. It 
is the most desirable sage, but never seeds. 3 plants for 25 cts., 7 for SO cts., 15 plants for SI, sent safely by mall, postpaid. 


Culture. — Sow seed in February in the plant-bed, protected by plant-bed 
rioth to keep off tobacco flies. When the plants are large enough in June, set 
them out in highly manured soil, in rows 3K feet apart and 3 feet between the 
plants. Constant care must be given to cultivating, suckering, examining for 
worms, etc. One ounce will sow a bed of 50 sc^uare yards. 

Choice Havana. Has a large leaf ; makes a fine quality ; verj' early. Pkt. lo- 

cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. Si, lb. $3. 
Connecticut Seed Leaf. Leaves not so long, but of good width. Pkt. 5 cts.» 
oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2, 
Holt's Mammoth Sage Leaf Other named varieties can be supplied by correspondence 

VEGETABLE PLANTS, Grown at Floracroft 

Our potted Eggplants and potted Earliana Tomato Plants have 
quantity, order early and at special prices. 

Cabbage Plants. Early transplanted plants, ready in March, 
hardened off in a coldframe. Varieties: Stokes' Earliest, Early 
Jersey Wakefield and Quick Cash. 25 cts. for 25, 40 cts. for 50, 
65 cts. per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 

Transplanted plants, ready about May i, all standard early sorts. 
SO cts. per 100, $2.50 per i ,000. 

Field-grown plants, readj' about June 15, standard late varieties. 
25 cts. per too, |i per 500, $1.60 per 1,000; 5,000 plants and over, 
SL50 per 1,000. 

Cauliflower Plants. Early .\Iabaster and Snowball Ready in 

April. Potted, 50 cts. per do/, ,$4 per 100; transplanted, 25 cts. per 

doz., $1.50 per 100. 
Celery Plants. Ready July i. Perle !e Grand, Winter Queen, 

Golden Self-blanching, White Plume, Pascal, etc. 40 cts. per 100, 

$4 per 1 ,000. 

Lettuce Plants. Ready in April. Head and Curled-Leaf varieties 
grown in flats. 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 

a great reputation. They are grown cool and stocky. If wanted irs 

Eggplants. Ready in May and June. Black Beauty, New Jersey- 
Improved, Large Purple Smooth Stem. Grown in pots, 50 cts. per 
doz., $4 per 100 ; out of hotbeds, 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 

Pepper Plants. Ready in May and June. Large Bell, Ruby King, 
20 cts. per doz., $1.2^ per 100. 

Sweet-potato Plants. Vineland Bush, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 
Carolina, Up Rivers and Nanseniond, 40 cts. per 100, $2.50 
per 1,000. 

Tomato Plants. Ready in May and June. We make a specialty of 
Tomato Plants, and can supply all the leading varieties. Potted 
Earliana and Stokes' 
Bonny Best Early, 50 cts. 
per doz., $4 per 100, $30 
per 1,000; transplanted, 
20 cts. per doz., |i per 100, 
$y per 1,000; not trans- 
plaated, $5 per 1,000. 



Apricot Pits 

Cherry (Mazard) 


Peach Pits. Pure Tennessee Nat 
ural. 20 cts. per lb,, $2.50 per bus 
Write for quotations in quantity. 

Per oz. 
..$0 10 


go 40 


3 00 



Plum Pits . . 








Scotch Pine 

White Pine 

Norway Spruce 

White Ash 

White Birch (American)... 

Honey Locust 

Osage Orange. This will produce 
a good hedge in from 3 to 4 years 
from the seed 

Catalpa speciosa 


Per oz. 


$0 25 

$2 00 

2 00 


I 25 



I 75 




2 00 

Potted Tomato Plants, as grown at 
" Floracroft." Notice ball of roots^ 

WALTEF^P. STOKES ^ 219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,RA. 

At my Floracroft trial grounds, I make careful tests of all the various fodder 
plants and different varieties of Corn, testing them both for the grain and for the 
growth of fodder. I fully appreciate the great impjrtance to the farmer of good field 
crops and have given close attention to their selection and improvement. I also 
follow carefully the bulletins of the Agricultural Experiment Stations upon the sub- 
ject, and should be glad to give suggestions or advice to those desiring to secure 
quick crops, and invite correspondence along these lines. In the following list of 
farm seeds I believe I give the cream of varieties oflered in this country. 

Collier's Excelsior White Field Corn 

This is the Corn that captured every prize of value for White Corn at the great Corn fair 
held in Baltimore, Md., December 3 and 4, 1907, and I believe that in Collier's Excelsior I 
have the finest white field Corn that is offered to the trade, and is the corn tliat will take 
first prize at anj- fair, corn show or institute. I believe it has no equal, and, of course, if it 
takes prizes under such conditions, it must be a money-maker as a field crop. It is uniformlj' 
an exceptionally large-eared Corn, running from 18 to 22 rows, solid and compact, the 
rows being straight and with few air spaces either at base or crown. The cobs are small, the 
kernels are very deep, and the ears taper but slightly, holding their size well from base to tip. 
The tips are well rounded and the butts are uniform, allowing just the proper margin for 
the strong, healthy stem to support the ear. The Corn is well-capped over, protecting the 
grain from damage by weather and birds. A professor of the Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege says: "The growth of this Corn is as near perfect as I have ever seen, broad-stalked 
from the ground to the ear and gradually tapering from the ear to the tassel " In the breed- 
ing of this Corn barrenness is practically eliminated. It has been bred to be very true in 
protein. In Collier's Excelsior I feel that I offer the very finest white Corn that is to be had 
the world over. By mail, postpaid, lb, 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts ; by freight or express (sacks 
included), pk. 85c., H bus. $1.50, bus. $2.75, bags of 2 bus. $5, 10 bus. lots and over $2.25 per bus. 

Early Mastodon Yellow Field Corn 

This is the earliest of the very large yellow field Corns. It originated in Ohio, and it is 
a high-bred Corn and a great yielder, one report from New York state giving over two 
hundred bushels of shelled Corn to the acre, and in Nebraska one hundred and seventy-five 
bushels of shelled Corn. It matures in 100 to no days. The fodder grows to a good height, 
and the ears are well filled out both at the butt and tip. Price same as Collier's Excelsior 
White Field Corn given above. 

Austin's Colossal Yellow Dent Field Com 

(See ear on the left) 

A wonder in large-sized ears, uniformly over a foot in length. This Corn originated on 
the farm of Mr. H. W. Austin, of New Jersey. It makes a magnificent ear, averaging 12 to 
15 inches in length and 16 to 18 rows to the ear of large, deep, rich yellow grains. It will 
sell for the highest price in any market, and it; average yield is not less than 100 bushels to 
the acre. The stalks are medium to tall, frequently bearing two ears to a stalk, ripening in 
no to 120 days from planting, and I believe it to be the heaviest yielding Corn for light 
land to be found. It won great admiration at the Pan-.American Exposition at Buffalo in 
1901, and has gained friends steadily evt-r since. By mail, postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts.; 
by freight or express, sacks included, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, bag of 2 bus. S3-75. •« '^us. lots and 
over $1.75 per bus. 

Wm. J. Mott, of Patchogue. N. V. writes . " I'he Corn thai I boiif;lit of you last year called Ausliii s 
Colossal ' was a colossal sure. It grew to a height of feet and yielded 255 bushels of ears per acie. 

Edgar A. Long. Principal of the Christiansburg Industrial Institute, Cambria, Va., writes October 3 
1908 as follows . •■ You will be interested to know that the Corn crop, the seed for which we purchased 
from vou last spring, turned out exceedingiv well It was an important factor in aiding us to secure the 
first prize for Kami and Garden Products at the Roanoke Fair, held the last week ni September. We 
were the only colored people who had an exhibit of farm products. ' 


jSipKE ^ Stand^^^ and grass Leeds' 


The 100-Day Bristol Field Com 

This valuable field Corn grows steadily in reputation year by year, and is well worth the atten- 
tion of every corn- and ensilage-grower in the land. While it does not make quite so large a fod- 
der as some varieties of white Corn, by chemical analysis it is shown to be very high in protein, 
and for this reason it has been recommended by several experiment stations as specially valuable 
for ensilage. It is difficult to believe that a Corn making the heavy growth of stalk and fodder 
which this does can mature its magnificent ears in lOo days, but this it does regularly and 
has done for several years past. The grain is a light yellow. The cob is small. It is easily husked 
and is a desirable Corn in many ways. Price by mail postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by freight 
or express (sacks included), pk. 60 cts., bus. $2. Bags of 2 bus. $3.75, 10 bus. lots and over at $1.75 
a bushel. 

"Gold Standard" Learning Seed Com 

This is a type of Corn that has been bred by crossing the Leaming Corn with some of the larger 
gourd Seed Corns and has been carefully bred for several generations so that the type is abso- 
lutely uniform and true. The Corn I ofEer is raised by a scientific corn breeder and is not an 
ordinary field crop, and will produce magnificent results. The ears are uniform in size, but 
slightly tapering toward the tip and well filled out both at tip and butt with small cob and deep 
grains, and, unlike the old type of Leaming, has a grain that is rough on the end and not indented. 
It is a very fine, golden yellow, making a magnificent meal. Price by freight or express (sacks 
included), pk. 65 cts., bus. $2.25, bag of 2 bus. $4. 

Improved Leaming Seed Corn 

(See ear on the right) 

The Leaming, in its various types, is probably more largely planted, now, both in northern and 
southern states, than any other field Corn known. The ears are very handsome, of good size, 
with fair-sized grain of a deep orange color and small, red cob. The stalks grow to medium size 
(not large), with few suckers, slender and leafy, making most excellent fodder, and usually pro- 
duce two good ears to a stalk. It husks and shells easily ; ripens in from 90 to ico days, and never 
fails to make a good crop Over 100 bushels per acre is not an unusual crop for this Corn. It is 
also adapted to a greater variety of soils than many, producing unusually well on light land. Price 
by freight or express (sacks included), pk. 65 cts., bus. $2.25, bag of 2 bus. $4. 

Golden Beauty Seed Com 

Where earliness is not an essential feature, the Golden Beauty is a fine Corn. It has the largest, 
broadest grains of any variety offered. The richness of color and fine quality of grain make it a 
superior kind for grinding into meal. Time of ripening is from no to 120 days. Stalks grow 
orously to a height of 8 to 10 ft. Price pk. 60 cts., bus., $2, bag of 2 bus. $3.75. 

Early 8-Rowed Yellow Canada Flint Com 

Th' Flint Corns are the hardiest and earliest in maturing, and can be grown satisfactorily much 
t..rther north than the Dent Corn. It is also well adapted for replanting the later varieties. By 
mail, postpaid, lb. 25c., 3 lbs. 65c.; by freight or express, pk. 6oc., bus. $2.25, sack of 2 bu 

White Hickory King Com 

A pure white Dent Corn, with very broad grains and small cob. 
mature. Price pk. 60 cts., bus. $2.25. 


Wants a good season to 

WALTEK^P. STOKES 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA. PA. j 

Ensilage and Fodder Corns 

SUGAR CORN FOR GREEN FODDER. xMany farmers prefer this 
ior ensilage purposes, owing to the large percentage of saccharine matter 
in the stalks. The seed offered is specially grown for fodder purposes, 
^eing of quick growth and early maturity. Sown at the rate of 2 bushels 
per acre in drills 4 feet apart, it makes splendid stalks 6 to 8 feet high, 
■which are of the finest quality for feeding green, cutting for ensilage or 
curing for fodder. By e.xpress or freight, qt. 15 cts., 4 qts. 45 cts., pk. 60 
cts., bus. J1.75, 10 bus. and over, $1.60 per bus 

STOKES' SPECIAL ENSILAGE. This is a very fine white Corn, with 
a large-sized, very heavy solid ear. Its close-set grains are well filled 
out at both the butt and tip ; cob medium size, very white. It grows a 
tremendou= stalk, on strong land, 14 to 16 feet high ; frequently has two 
ears to a stalk, and has the heaviest quantity of fodder in tons per acre of 
any Corn that I have ever had any knowledge of, producing frequently 
ffrom 60 to 75 tons. I offer it without any qualifications for ensilage use as 
being the best Corn I know of. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.50, 10 bus. lots and 
over, S1.3S per bus. 

31ED COB ENSILAGE. This is a western variety which has given good 
satisfaction. White corn with a red cob. The flavor is sweet and juicy ; 
stalks i.^to 14 ft. in height. Pk. 50c.,bus.?i.,-^5,io bus. and over, gi. 25 per bus. 

BLUNTS' PROLIFIC ENSILAGE. This is a very heavy -growing 
Ensilage Corn, producing two ears to the stalk: ears of medium size, 
white Corn ; is earlier than the Red Cob Ensilage. Pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 50, 
10 bus. lots and over, $1.35 per bus. 

Swedish Select Oats 

Stokes' Special Ensilage Corn 


Write for special prices in quantity lots 

SWEDISH SELECT. This beautiful Oat, which is now well accli- 
matized, weighs from 36 to 40 pounds per measured bushel. It out- 
yields all others that have been tested. The straw is coarse, noted 
for its stiffness and power to withstand lodging. The grains are 
pure white in color, large, thick and plump, making a very hand- 
some appearance. The heads are large, upright and bushy, they 
are also nearly all meat; the hull being exceedingly thin, making 
them especially valuable as a feeding oat. They are quite early 
and are less liable to smut and rust than most any other sort. Lb. 
25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts , by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, 
J4pk. 25cts., pk. 45 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) 5^.75, sack of 3 legal 
bus. (96 lbs.) S4.50. 

STORM KING. This is a very productive variety, growing with 
a very strong, stifi straw, standing from 4M to 5 feet in height. 
The grains are plump; thin hulls; the stalks being so stiff and 
heavy do not lodge nor does the grain fall off during the stormy 
season. It is a heavy yielder, and during a favorable sea.son the 
oats will weigh 38 to 42 pounds per measured bushel. Prices same 
as Swedish Select noted above. 

GOLDEN FLEECE. This is a very fine Oat, originated in New- 
York state and introduced in 1901. It is a heavy cropper, hand- 
some sample, grains white and plump; strong straw, stand up 
well. The blade is much larger than the ordinary Oat, attesting to 
its vigor and productive capacity ; stools remarkably in strong 
land, seventeen different shoots having been counted from one 
seed sown. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by freight 
or express, pk. 40 cts., legal bus (32 lbs.) $1.50, sack of 3 legal bus. 
(96 lbs.) S!4. 

TARTAR KING. This grand Oat is one of the earliest, heaviest, 
most prolific domestic-grown oats in cultivation ; suitable for all 
soils ; has a robust and vigorous constitution ; is quite early and a 
large cropper. Straw is stout, standing up well, does not readily 
lodge. The kernels are large, thick, plump and heavy, posse.ssing 
all the qualities that go to make up an ideal oat. Price same as for 
Golden Fleece. 

Standard Northern-Grown Seed Oats 

Prices of each of the following: Lb. 20 cts , 3 lbs. 55 cts., 
postpaid; by freight or express, pk. 40 cts., legal bus. (32 
lbs.) SI.35. 

Write for prices in quantity lots 
White Maine. \'er\ early, handsome, wonderfully fine and pro- 

Mortgage Lifter, Danish Island. Originally from Denmark ; 
very early and hardy. 

Lincoln. Early and rust-proof, with strong, stiff straw. 

Welcome, Clydesdale, White Russian, Virginia Winter 
Turf, and other well-known and popular varieties of Seed Oats, 
choicest seed carefully recleaned, at above prices 


;tOKE ^TANDARft gtEED§^| FAR^ and GRA3S '§EEDS 

Speltz, or Emmer 

This grain lias been grown for centuries in Russia near the Caspian 
Sea. It is intermediate between wheat and barley, and it is one of the 
greatest drought resisters known among grains. It does not rust, blight 
or lodge; it makes the best of hay; when cut in the milk, the straw re- 
sembh'ng wheat straw. It frequently yields 50 to 80 bushels per acre and 
on poor land, stony ground, and land that is undesirable for other 
crops Speltz givesagood result. Thousands of bushels of Speltz are now- 
grown on our western prairies, as it is splendid food for cattle and swine. 

Culture. — Prepare your ground as you would for wheat or oats, 
sow at the rate of two bushels per acre. It is extremely hardy and ran 
be sown earlier than spring wheat or oats, as light frost does not affect 
it; it can be sown later, but early sowing is better. Per pkt. 5 cts., lb. 
30 cts., by mail, postpaid.; qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.75, 6 bus. lots 
and over $1.50 per bus., by freight or express. Write for quotations in 
larger lots. 

Spring Rye 

Distinct from the Winter Rye, grain of finer quality and more pro- 
ductive ; can be successfully grown in any latitude, and is now being 

largely grown in the Middle States in place of oats, being a much more Speltz or Emmer 

profitable crop on account of the production of nearly four times the 

straw, and also as a " catch " crop where winter grain has failed. The straw is equally as valuable as that of the Fall or Winter Rye, stand- 
ing stiff, 7 to 8 feet high. Produces 30 to 40 bushels of grain per acre. As it does not stool like Winter Rye, not less than two bushels to the 
acre should he sown. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lb. $1, postpaid ; pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.60. Write for price in quantity lots. 

New Japanese Buckwheat 

The kernels are nearly twice the size of any other, of a rich dark brown color, and manu- 
facture a superior flour. It has rapidly displaced all others, and is now nore largely planted 
than any other, being about two weeks earlier. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid ; 
by e.xpress, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. I1.50. 

SILVER HULL" BUCKWHEAT. By expres,- qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. 

Weber's Improved Evergreen Broom Corn ( the best in cultivation) 

The high prices which have prevailed the past few years for Broom Corn brush indicates 
that the demand has overtaken the supply, and farmers, where possible, should add it to their 
crops. Weber's Improved is of a very bright green color, without the slightest reddish tinge. 
It makes by far the best brooms of any corn grown and connuands the very highest prices. Cus- 
tomers who have grown this corn report yields of over 1,000 lbs. of brush to the acre. Height, 
7 to 8 feet. Lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., postpaid ; cit. 25 cts., pk. 90 cts., bus. $3 ; sack of 2 bus. for 

Evergreen Broom Com 

This is an old standard variety, largely grown in many sections of the West, but not equal 
to or as salable as the brush of the Weber's Improved. Qt. 20 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 

Seed Barley 

Spring Rye, showing height and produc- 
tiveness of straw 

STOKES' BEARDLESS BARLEY. Many farmers do not like to grow the bearded va- 
rieties of barley on account of the disagreeableness of liandling it, although it is a \ery profi- 
table crop. This beardless barley is as easy to grow and handle as oats. It is the earliest known 
variety to ripen ; grows medium height, very strong, stiff straw and will stand well up on any 
kind of land. With good land and fair conditions yields 60 to 75 bushels per acre, and in many 
instances has made the enormous yield of 100 to 120 bushels per acre. Look at our very low 
prices, as compared with prices of other seedsmen. Pkt. 5 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.50, 5 bus. 
lots at $1.35 per bus. 

WHITE HULLESS. Grows 2K feet high. Two or three weeks earlier than the ordinary 
Barley. The heads are well filled with plump, heavy kernels, which are hulless like wheat 
when threshed. Pkt. lo cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, pk. 75 cts., 
bus. (48 lbs.) $2.50. 

MANSHURY. This is an early, six-rowed Barley; splendid yielder. Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. 
COMMON SIX-ROWED, Good clean seed. Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. Write for prices in 
quantity lots. 

Spring Wheat 

SASKATCHEWAN FIFE. This wheat is pronounced by the great milling kings of the 
Northwest the best. Fifty bushels to the acre is not an uncommon yield. Pkt. loc, lb. 35 cts., 
3 lbs. $1, postpaid ; by express or freight, pkt. 65c., bus. $2.50 ; 5 bus. and over, $2.25 per bus., 
bags included. 

MACARONI, or DURUM. This newly imported Wheat sent out by the Department of Agri- 
culture has taken a strong hold in the West, where Spring Wheats are in vogue, and where it 
outyields by far any other variety. It makes an excellent quality of flour for bread; and it is 
practicall}' immune from rust. I would advise my eastern growers to test it in a small way at 
first. Lb. 30c., 4 lbs. $1, by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 25c., pk. 85c., bus. $2.75. 

Mammoth Russian Sunflower (the giant of all sunflowers) 

The best variety for the farmer. Grows to double the size of the common, and the yield of 
seed is twice as great. One hundred and twenty-five bushels to the acre have been grown at a 
less expense than corn. It is highly recommended for poultry. Oz. 5 cts., qt. [5 cts. (qt. post- 
paid, 25 cts.), pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.75, sack (2 bus.) $3.25 ; 5 bus. and over. Si. 50 per bus. 


WALTEP^ P. STOKES ^ 219 Market §treet, PmbADELPHIA,PA. 



(Vicia Villosa) 

Too much cannot be 
Slid regarding the vahie 
nf this Vetch for forage 
and fertilizing purposes. 
It succeeds and pro- 
duces good crops on 
poor, sandy soils as well 
as on good lands, grow- 
ing to a height of 4 to 5 
feet. It is perfectly 
hardy throughout the 
United States, remain- 
ing green all winter. If 
sown in spring, it can be 
sown aloneor mixed with 
oats, spring ryeorbarley. 
If sown during August or 
September, winter rye 
serves as a good sup- 
port. The root growth 
is very extensive from 
the beginning, and 
makes quantities of ni- 
trogen tubercles, thus 
g ving it very valuable 
fertilizing properties. 
F )r plowing under as a 
s liling crop, we believe 
it is superior to crimson 
clover or cow-peas. As 
a forage plant it will 
yield 1 5^ to 4 tons per 
acre. It is excellent for 
dairy stock and poultry 
pasturage, being exceed- 
i igly nutritious, eaten 
with relish and may be 
f -'d safely to all kinds of 
Sand Vetch and Crimson Clover stock. Sow 20 to 30 

Both sown at same time. Notice the very much pOUnds per acre with 14- 

iieavier erowth of the Vetch on the right bushel rye, oats Or bar- 

ley. Lb. 30 cts.,4 lbs. Si, by mail, postpaid ; 
by freight or express, lb. 20 cts., 10 lbs. $1 50, 
ICO lbs. and over, 10 cts. per lb. 


This is similar to the Sand, or Winter 
Vetch, but is better adapted to spring seed- 
ing. Sown with oats it makes a large-j'ield- 
ing, nutritious hay crop. Sow 30 pounds per 
acre with one bushel of oats. The seed is 
also used for pigeon feed Lb. 20 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight, qt. 20 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3. 


The Great Forage Plant 

Will make a fine crop of foliage if cut in 
early bloom, and the shoots that then follow 
will mature a full crop of seed and forage. 
Both grain and fodder are excellent, tlie 
whole stalk tender to the full maturity of 
seed. There is no failure about it, as it pos- 
sesses the quality, that all the tribe pos- 
sesses, of waiting for rain without any loss of 
capacity oryield. Thegrain is extremely val- 
uable for feeding to poultry and will make a 
flour that is like wheat flour. Cultivated the 
same as our common Indian corn, requiring 
four to five pounds of seed per acre. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail ; by 
freight or express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 60 cts., 
bus. of 60 lbs , $1 .75. 

Dwarf Essex Rape — Eight weeks from sowing 


Dwarf Essex Rape, of the true biennial variety, is now largely 
grown in this country on account of its rapid growth, being ready to 
teed in eight to ten weeks from sowing, and producing 25 to 30 tons 
of green forage to the acre. It grows to a height of 3 feet and covers 
the surface so densely as to smother out all weeds. It can be sown 
all through the season, being perfectly hardy, withstands drought, 
and will produce a crop in any soil by sowmg broadcast at the rate 
of five to ten pounds to the acre. W'hile unequaled as a pasture for 
sheep, as a food for all cattle, calves or pigs, it is without a rival, its 
fattening properties being twice as great as clover, making a much 
relished and most succulent food from May to December. Lb. 25c., 
3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, lb. 15 cts., 
10 lbs. $1.2$, 25 lbs. $2.50, bus. of 50 lbs. S4, 100 lbs. and over at 8c., 
per lb. Special prices by letter for larger lots. 


These are popular varieties of sorghum, somewhat similar to the 
Kaffir Corn, valuable for both forage and grain. Four pounds will plant 
an acre. Cultivation is same as for Kaffir corn. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25c., 
3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid: by freight, qt. 15 cts., pk. 65 cts., 
bus. $2. 


Makes a valuable green fodder. Difficult to cure, the best plan be- 
ing to stand it up against the fence 
and tie loosely. The seed is valu- 
able as food for poultry. Lb. 25c., 
3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 
by freight or express, pk. 75 cts., 
bus. of 56 lbs. $2.50. 


(Reana luxurians) 

This gigantic Grammea will fur- 
nish a continuous daily supply of 
most nutritious green food for 
horses and all kinds of cattle all 
through the summer. It also 
makes splendid dry fodder, yield- 
ing enormously, and being more 
nutritious and better relished by 
all stock than corn fodder. In ap- 
pearance it somewhat resembles 
Indian corn, but the leaves are 
much larger and broader, and the 
.stalks contain sweeter sap. It 
stools out enormously after being 
cut. Sow in May or June, at the 
rate of three pounds per acre, in 
drills 4 feet apart. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., yi\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., by 
mail, postpaid : by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 70 cts., .s lbs. and o\er at 
65 cts. per pound. 

Kafir Com 

T. B. Lutes, Pearvale Fruit Farm, Robbinsville, N. J., May 8, igcS, writes: ' The Sand 
Veti li I bouehl of you last summer was all right ; tremendous grower ; had an abundance of 


nitrogen nodu'es on roots. 

Teosinte at Floracroft gardens, 
showing its heavy leafy growth 


| ]§lIQKE^§^^^^^ g|EEDlr|] FAR^ and grass '§EEps 

Field of Southern Black, or Ram's Horn Cow-Peas in the North 

Sown June i6, plowed under Ausj;ust 31 


The Great Soli Improver 

Green crops plowed under are one of the best and cheapest ways 
of improving the soil. For this purpose the Cow-pea is most popu- 
lar, especially for medium or light soil. Seed should be sown in Maj- 
or June, at the rate of i ^ bushels to the acre, and plowed under as 
soon as plants have attained their full growth. This crop is very 
largely grown wherever known, and, with the results attained from 
it, the wonder is that it is not grown even more extensively. There 
is no surer or cheaper means of improving poor soil than by sowing 
the Cow-pea. In its capacity as a nitrogen-gatherer, its growth en- 
ables the farmer to dispense with the use of nitrogen or ammoniated 
fertilizers. Nitrogen or ammonia in commercial fertilizers is valued 
at 15 cents per pound. The Cow-pea. with possibly the exception of 
the New Velvet Bean, described alongside, has the greatest power of 
extracting this costly nitrogen or ammonia from the atmosphere. 


If planted early, say the middle of May, in the central corn-belt 
section, a crop can be cut and cured for hay the same as clover; then 
the stubble in a short time will put out a new growth to be turned 
under in the fall as a fertilizer. 

The best varieties for all purposes are the following. 


Prices variable with the market. Prices In small quantities, all 
sorts, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 26 cts., qt. 46 cts., by mall postpaid 

New Era. An extra-early sort and well adapted for the North, 
where the seasons are shorter. The peas are fully one-third smaller 
than other sorts, so it does not require as many to seed an acre. 
One-half to three-fourths of a bushel per acre is ample. 

Black, or Ram's Horn. A popular sort, yielding a heavy crop. 

Whippoorwill. Has brown speckled seed. Early maturing. 

Black Eye. A white-seeded sort, with a black ej-e. Very popular, 

Clajr. A brown-seeded variety. Good yielder ; late. 

Price, about S2.60 per bushel. Write for prices in quantity 


For dairy cows and hogs, equal to corn, and six weeks earlier 

These make a fodder and hay which double the production of milk. 
The Canada Field Pea, which we sell at $1.65 per bushel, is the best 
for this purpose. They should be sown in March or early April, two 

l>ushels of peas and one bushel of oats to the acre. Tlie peas should 
be sown first and plowed under about 4 inches deep ; the oats then 
sown and harrowed in. They will be ready for cutting about the lat- 
ter end of June when the oats are in milk and the pods formed on 
the peas. Farmers who have never sown this crop will be surprised 
at its large yield. It is a nutritious food and relished by all kinds of 
stock. This crop also makes an excellent soil-improver when turned 
under like cow-peas as described above. Since we first called atten- 
tion to the great value of Canada Field Peas for this purpose, some 
years ago, the demand has become so great that we are now having 
them grown by the car-load in Canada, and can always quote low- 
prices by letter when wanted in lots of 10 bushels and upward. 


As a forage and feed crop, Soja Beans are proving very desirable. 
They make a large growth, stand up well, and can be cut and cured 
to advantage. They furnish rich feed and are. in fact, a balanced 
ration in one crop. They do equally well on light or heavy soil, and 
are a most desirable land-improver. I have never known a crop that 
cleans land like Soja Beans, as it is impossible for any weeds to grow 
where a crop of Sojas are. They also resist drought and hot weather 
to a remarkable extent. Sow at the rate of one to one and one-half 
bushels per acre. The thicker sowing will prevent the stalks from 
becoming too coarse, and will enable them to be cut and turned 
under to better advantage. 


Prices In small quantities, all sorts, pkt. lO cts., ib. 25 cts., 
3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid 

Mammoth Yellow. Makes a heavy growth and is desirable in 
every way. Pk. 75 cts. Write for price per bushel. 

HoUybrook Early. Makes a quicker growth and matures three 
weeks earlier than the Mammoth Yellow. At my Floracroft Trial 
Grounds the past season this variety made a splendid growth. 
Pk. Si. Write for price per bushel. 

Write for prices in quantity 

Ito San. A small yellow bean, with a brown eye. This is a Michi- 
gan grown variety and is adapted for the northern states; early 
maturing. One of the heaviest seed-producers and one of the very 
best varieties grown. Pk. $1, bus. of 60 lbs., write for price. 

Medium Green. This variety is very highly recommended by many 
experimental stations, either for soiling or for forage. Grows a 
little larger than the Ito San, and matures about the same time. 
Grows 3 to 5 feet high. Pk. Si, bus. of 60 lbs., write for price. 

Olive Medium. A very desirable early sort ; growth similar to the 
Medium Green. Pk. Si, bus. of 60 lbs., write for price. 

Early Black. A very distinct, jet-black seeded variety recently 
introduced. Fine of the best and is sure to ripen in the northern 

states. Pk. Si. bus. of 60 

lbs., write for price. 

Write for special prices in 
quantity lots 


The great nitrogen-gath. 
erer. A worthy rival of 
the cow-pea 

This new and important 
forage plant from India is 
creating a great sensation 
throughout the middle and 
southern states. Its nitrogen- 
gathering properties are said 
to surpass those of the cow- 
pea. It is the rankest grower 
of any of the legumes ; two or 
three seeds planted 4 feet 
apart in rows 5 feet apart will 
literally cover the ground 2 
to 3 feet thick with a mass of 
foliage and vines 20 to 25 feet 
long, no matter how poor the 
soil. It leaves a mulcli on the 
ground that is very beneficial 
to the soil. The cultivation is 
the same as for cow -peas. 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., 
lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. for 60 cts.; 
by freight, qt. 20 cts., pk. $1. 
VVrite for bushel prices. 

Velvet Beans 



STOKES [j 219 Market §>treet, PrabADELPHIA,PA 


Very Important to Buyers of Millet 

Common Millet is offered and sold by many dealers as German 
Millet. The seed bears sufficient resemblance to German Millet to 
deceiye inexperienced purchasers, and to make the prices asked by 
other houses for the true German Millet seem unreasonable. 

Do not buy German Jfillet without the distinct and positive 
assurance that it is southern-grown seed. 

The Difference Between German Millet and 
Common Millet 

In the North, Millet is sown almost altogether for hay, and for 
that purpose southern-grown German Millet is much better than 
Common Millet. It grows taller than does that from northern seed, 
and that means more hay. It is finer than that from northern seed, 
and tliat means better hay. In fact, it is our judgment, based on the 
experience of many years, that a farmer would better, from the 
standpoint of profit alone, pay $2 a bushel for true southern-grown 
German Millet than sow the best northern Millet as a gift. Millet 
seed produced in the North, even from southern seed, becomes what 
we call Common Millet. Not on\y does the plant change in char- 
acter, becoming coarser and much more dwarf, but the seed itself 
shows a change and is readily distinguished by those experienced 
in handling it. 


(Southern Grown) 

Southern-grown German or Golden Millet Seed is far superior, 
both in quality and yield, to western- or northern-grown seed. When 
properly grown or handled, it makes an enormous yield of nutri- 
tious feed, succeeding in almost any soil. Sow in May or June, one 
bushel to the acre. Price varies with the market. Qt. 10 cts., bus. 
of about 50 lbs. $1.75. 

Prices variable ; write me for prices when wanted in quantity 


For several years we have been experimenting with all the 
known forage plants, and have found nothing superior to Pearl Mil- 
let either in enormous growth or quality. It has produced the most 
abundantly and can be cut several times during the season. The 
United States Agricultural Department has also made numerous 
experiments, and with about the same results as those at Floracroft. 
If you grow green forage, try East Indian or Pearl Millet, and you 
will find there is nothing better. Drill in 2-foot rows, 10 lbs. to the 
acre. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts , by mail, postpaid; by 

e xpress, 
lb. 15c., 
10 lbs. 
(pi a nt s 
an acre) 
of 50 lbs. 


Japanese, or 
Barn -yard Millet 

The above is the result of a trial of Millets at my Floracroft trial 
grounds., all beino sown the same day. As wll be easily seen, the South- 
ern German Millet is by all odds the best growth. The Siberian was 
so poor I have withdrawn it from sale. The Japanese made a good 
growth, but it is rather woodv. 


Japanese Millet 

The most popular annual Millet, growing quickly and freely, making a heavy 
stand upon the land and yielding two or three tons of hay per acre. Said to draw 
heavily upon the fertility of the soil. Sow 1 14 bushels to the acre in Mayor June. 
Price varies. Qt. 10 cts., bus. of 48 lbs., about Si. 50. 


Valuable new forage plant introduced into this country by Professor Brooks, 
of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station. Yields enormously in all 
sections of the United States — hay and fodder of excellent cjuality, crowing 6 to 
8 ft. in height and yielding 12 to 20 tons per acre. Cattle anci horses eat it greed- 
ily, .nid it is undoubtedly a valuable addition to the list of forage plants. Sow in 
^Iay or June, broadcast, 10 to 12 lbs. per acre, or in drills, 8 lbs. per acre. Lb. 
30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, lb. 15 cts.. 10 lbs. 
Si, bus. of 30 lbs. $2, bag of 2 bus. S.^ 50. 


Tennis Court of the Moorestown (N. J.) Field Club, sown with Stokes' Standard Lawn Gr 

Floracroft trial grounds 

aiid within a stone's throw of my 

Stokes' Standard Lawn Grass Seed 

Every one knows the charm of a beautiful suburban home surrounded by artistically treated grounds, and of its essential features none 
is so important as the beautiful, rich, smooth, velvety lawn. Plantings of shrubbery should be kept close to the buildings, or near the sides 
or corners of the grounds, leaving an unbroken stretch.of turf to give character and dignity to the home. 

With care exercised in the preparation of the soil, being exceedingly careful that it has at least 5 inches to i foot of good, rich top soil, 
with the seed properly sown and rolled after seeding, a beautiful lawn can be had, ready for mowing in four to five weeks' time. 

A lawn seed mixture is very much to be preferred to any single grass, as, if it is honestly made, the several varieties of grass which com- 
pose it mature at different seasons of the year, thus keeping the green sward in good color and condition during the hot weather, not losing 
its color, as the single variety is liable to do, and making a much heavier and thicker turf. 

The following mixture can be absolutely relied on as being made up of the finest qualities of grass seed obtainable, free from weed 
seeds, and of the very best and highest germinating qualities. 


This is a well-balanced combination of all of the best native and acclimated foreign fine-leaved grasses, blended until I have a mixture 
which will stand the extremes of tlie American climate, of heat, drought and cold; a permanent, dense and deep-rooting turf. Qt. 20 cts. 
(postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. of 20 lbs. $4. 

mixture as heretofore sold by the above name and is a good mix- 
ture of native grasses. Qt. 15 cts. (postpaid. 30 cts.), 4 cits. 50 cts., 
pk. 75 cts., bus. $3. 
A mixture of grasses that will thrive in a shady situation, under 
trees or close to walls. Qt. .-50 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. of 20 lbs. $5. 
Green Mixture. Specially prepared of the most enduring and 
serviceable grasses, without clovers. Sow four bushels to the 
acre. Bus. $2.50, 10 bus. and over, $2.25 per bus. 
Putting-Green Mixture. A carefully prepared combination of 
of extra-fine round-leaved grasses that will make a close Fair- 

Green and lasting turf which will improve by tramping. Sow thickly 
Qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.30, bus. of 20 lbs. I5. 

of grasses particularlj- suited to take firm hold and grow quickly 
on hand, worn-out or burnt spots. It is best to resow in the early 
spring, scratching the worn-out spots with the rake, sowing the 
seed thickly and then rolling. Some of the Lawn-Restoring Grass 
Seed shoulci also be sown on the thin places all through the sum- 
mer. Qt. 2,s cts., per bus. of 20 lbs. $4- 

This is composed of grasses less e.xpensive tlian those used in our 
Evergreen Velvet Mixture and will give good results. Qt. 15 cts. 
(postpaid, 20 cts.), pk. 75 cts., bus. of 14 lbs. $2.50. 


The advantage of sowing grasses and clover seeds in mixtures has long been recognized, and the practice is increasing to a remarkable 
extent. I am always glad to give my customers the benefit of my experience, and will take pleasure in advising them as to suitable grasses 
for their soils and special conditions, if they will correspond with me in regard to it. 

. Grass Mixtures for Permanent Pastures and Mowing Lands 

^ These famous mixtures are a well-balanced combination of a number of native and acclimated foreign grasses and clovers, blended so as 
to produce a permanent, dense and deep-rooting turf that will yield year after year the maximum quantity of hay, and afterwards to afford, 
if desired, a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay under favorable conditions averages 3 to 4 tons per acre at the first cutting. 
After the hay crop is cut, the grass commences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pasturage even 
through dr)' summer weather. Both our No. i Mixture for Permanent Pasture and our No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, if properly 
laid down, will maintain their valuable qualities 20 years or more if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure and occasionally sprinkled 
with grass seed. 

No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing (but can be grazed ) 
Meadow Fescue Kentucky Blue Grass Fancy Red Top 

Orchard Grass Meadow Foxtail Red Clover 

Perennial Rye Grass Tall Meadow Oat Grass Timothy 

Per bus. $2.50, 10 bus. at $2.25 per bus. 

No. 1 Mixture for Permanent Pastures (but can be mown) 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass 
Crested Dog's Tail 
Sheep Fescue 
Meadow Fesoue 

Orchard Grass 
Fancy Red Top 
Perennial Rye Grass 
Hungarian Brome Grass 

Sow 2 bushels to the acre 

White Clover 
Red Clover 
Red Fescue 


WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 

Stokes' Superior Clover and Grass Seed 

Prices Subject to Market Changes — Write for Latest Quotations. If wanted by mail, add 8 cents per pound 

Alfalfa Clover, or Lucerne. Ever3- farmer should endeavor to 
have at least a few acres of Alfalfa Clover. With our present un- 
derstanding of the crop, there should be no difficulty in getting a 
good stand, but care must be taken in putting it in right and tak- 
ing care of it afterward. Sow in the spring or in August, as pre- 
ferred, at the rate of 25 to 40 lbs. per acre ; see that the soil is sweet 
and well manured. If \-oursoil does not contain the proper bacteria, 
it can be assisted hy the use of Farmogerm, see page 61. Thefielcl 
should be cut when the plant begins to bloom, whether it is tall 
enough for use or not, and should be cut three or four times each 
season. When a good stand is once secured, it will generally last 
from 8 to 10 years, giving three or four crops per annum. Alfalfa 
Clover hay has no equal, as it is very rich in protein and makes a 
balanced ration that will save the purchase of higher-priced foods. 
Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $10.50, write for prices. 

Turkestan Alfalfa (True). This variety imported from Turkestan 
has for the past few years withstood the drought of summer and 
cold, dry winters both North and South better than ordinary 
Alfalfa, giving two crops in the most northerlj- latitude, where the 
other would winter-kill. Lb. 25c., bus. about $11, write for prices. 

Alsike( Tt^foliuin hybridum) . Very hardy perennial. Well adapted 
for mixing with other grasses. Taller than red clover and good 
for growing with timothy for mixed hay. Blossom heads valuable 
as bee food. Lb. 20 cts., bus. about $11, write for prices. 

Crimson, or Scarlet Clover ( Trifolium incarnatum) . An an- 
nual of strong, erect growth, i to 2 feet high; important as a sup- 

plementary fall crop for hay, forage or silage, yielding 8 to 15 tons 
of green, or 2 to 3 tons of cured forage per acre; very nutritious 
and rich in protein. As a winter cover or soiling crop it is of great 
value, being a great soil-enricher, adding humus and nitrogen 
Sow in the fall at the rate of 12 to 15 lbs of seed per acre, either 
broadcast or drilled in. When sown in spring it is apt to flower 
and mature before making its full growth. Lb. 12 cts., bus. about 
S4.50, write for prices. 

White Dutch ( Trifolium repens). Valuable to sow with lawn 
grass and in permanent pasture mixture. Oz 5 cts., lb. 30 cts , 
10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb. 

Bokhara Clover, or Honey Plant {Melilotus alba). A strong- 
growing perennial of value for green manuring, especially South, 
also largely grown for the excellent food it affords throughout its 
season for bees. Lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

Japan Clover ( Lespedeza striata). A low-spreading perennial, 
much like white clover; of great value in the southern states for 
forage and green manuring. Lb. 30 cts. 

Mammoth Red, or Pea- Vine Clover ( Trifolium prate?ise pe- 
renne] Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $7.50, write for price. 

Red Clover, Medium ( Trifolium pi atense). Seed is of high ger- 
mination, pure and free from weed seeds. Every care should be 
e.xercised in buying Red Clover, for there is always on the market, 
at a cheap price, large quantities badly infested with weed seeds 
and seed adulterated with Yellow Trefoil. Price subject to change 
without notice. Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $7, write for price. 

All prices of grass seed subject to market fluctuations 

No. 1 Grass Mixture for Permanent Pasture 

No. 2 Grass Mixture for Permanent Mowing 

Awnless Brome Grass ( Bromus inermis) . Will stand droughts and produce heavy crops 
in dry sections and on poor soils, where other Grasses perish. It is one of the hardiest 
Grasses and succeeds in a wide range of temperature 

Bermuda Grass [Cynodon dactylon) . Of great value in the southern states, but does not 
tlirive north of Virginia 

Canada Blue Grass (Poa compressa) . Useful for sowing on hard clay and poor soils 

Creeping Bent Grass (^_g-rci5/?j stolonifera) . Excellent for lawns; succeeds well in most 

Crested Dog's Tail ( Cynosurus cristalus). Should enter in moderate quantity in permanent 
pasture and lawn mixtures 

English Rye Grass (Lolium perenne). Grows rapidly and makes a good showing within a 
month from time of sowing 

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina tenuifolia). The finest bladed grass and valu- 
able only for lawns 

Hard Fescue (Festuca dt<riuscula). A dwarf-growing grass, forming a dense, fibrous mat, 
succeeding well in dry situations 

Italian Rye Grass [Lolium Italicum). Thrives in almost any soil, and yields early and 
abundant crops. Sown in the fall, will produce an excellent hay crop the following season, 
but lasts only one year 

Johnson Grass {Sorghum Halepense). A valuable meadow or hay grass for the South, with- 
stands hot and dry weather 

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis) , Fancy or Double Extra Clean. Though offered 
at the standard weight of 14 lbs. per bus., the natural weight of this fancy seed is 20 to 35 
lbs. per measured bushel 

Meadow Fescue 1. Festuca pratensis) . Of great value in mixtures for permanent pasture 

Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis). One of the best grasses for permanent pasture; 
earlj' and of rapid growtli 

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata) . One of the most valuable grasses in mixtures, either 
for pasture or hay 

Red Top Grass {A^i'ostis vulgaris), Choice. Valuable either for hay or permanent pas- 
tures ; reaches highest perfection on moist, rich soil 

Fancy or Extra Recleaned Seed 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agrostis caniua). A very fine varietj' for lawns 

Rough-Stalk Meadow Grass (Poa irivialis). Excellent for pastures and meadows, par- 
ticularly on damp soils 

Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina). Short and dense in growth; excellent for sheep pastures. 
Vahial>le also for lawns 

Sweet Vernal ( Antho.tranlhum odoratum] , True Perennial. Emits an agreealjle odor, 
which it imparts to t!ie liay 

Tall Meadow Fescue { Festuca elatior). Early, nutritive and productive in pastures on wet 
or chiy soils _ 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass lAvriia clalior\. Of rapid growth, recommended for soiling and 
in permanent liay mixtures 

Timothy (Phlenm pratcnse) The grade we offer is particularly " choice," free from weed 
seeds and of liigli germinating power ... 

Wood Meadow Grass ( Poa iiemoralis) . Of early growth and thriving well under trees. . . . 


bus , lbs 

per acre 

per lb. 

per bus. 

Price per 
100 lbs. 


2!4 bus. 

So 20 

$2 50 


2/^ bus. 

2 50 


30 lbs. 


2 00 

$12 CO 


15 lbs. 


40 00 


3 bus. 


I 60 

10 CO 


50 lbs. 


6 25 

30 00 


30 lbs. 


7 50 

30 00 


60 lbs. 


2 00 

8 50 


35 lbs. 


3 00 

35 00 


30 lbs. 


I 75 

14 CO 


50 lbs. 


I 90 

10 CO 


40 lbs. 


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14 CO 


3 bus. 


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40 lbs. 


4 75 

20 00 

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2 50 

30 00 


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4 bus. 


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10 CO 


30 lbs. 


16 00 


50 lbs. 


4 75 

30 00 


20 lbs. 


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6 00 


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StlgKEg^ (STANDAFU3 S£EDg^]| FAR^ and gl^DS 

Supply Nitrogen to the Soil by the use of 




It is well known that nitrogen is the most expensive of fertilizing elements. In the new 
"Farmogerm" we have a new bacteria culture, scientifically prepared, and unlike the other 
preparations that were offered; it needs no treatment or development before using. It conies in 
sealed bottles in which the bacteria is placed on a Jelly-like medium, and is ready for use 
simply by the addition of a little water, according to directions. 

By moistening the seed of any leguminous crop with the " Farmogerm " mixture not only 
is the immediate crop benefitted, but the soil is enriched in nitrogen which will be available for 
future crops for two or three successive seasons. '* Farmogerm" is applicable to the follow- 
ing crops, and when ordering be sure to state for what crop " Farmogerm" is wanted : Alfalfa, 
Alsike, Crimson Clover, Red Clover, White Clover, Canadian Field Peas, Cow-Peas, Soy Beans, 
Velvet Beans, Vetch, Peanuts, Garden Beans, Garden Peas, Sweet Peas, and other legumes. 
"Farmogerm" is supplied in garden size for Peas, Beans and Sweet Peas, 50 cts. per bottle, 
by mail, postpaid; for field crops $2 per bottle, sufficient for one acre, subject to discount in 
quantity lots of 10 acres and above. 

New Leaflet Essays on Important Vegetables and Flowers 

Although cultural directions are given in this Catalogue, I have prepared a series of essays 
giving fuller instructions on the topics given below. These will be sent free to all purchasers cf 
Stokes' seed when asked for with their seed oiders. 


Asparagus, Cabbage and Cauliflower, Celery, Hotbeds and Coldframes, Lawns, Lettuce, Musk- 
melons and Watermelons, Mushroom Culture, Onions, Tomatoes, The Vegetable Garden, Vegetables 
under Glass. 


Annuals from Seed, Asters, Bulbs, Canna, Dahlia, Ferns, Gladiolus, Hardy Perennials, Lily Cul- 
ture for Greenhouse and Garden, The Pansy, Rose Culture, The Sweet Pea. 

Pea Vine on right has been treated with 
Farmogerm. The other planted same 
time without treatment. 

Books for the Farm and Garden 


Alfalfa. Its uses and how to grow it. F. D. Coburn. 50 cts. 

Clovers and How to Grow Them. Thomas Shaw. A practical treatise 
giving full information on this important topic. 337 pages. $1. 

Truck Farming in the South. A. Oemler. A practical treatise by a 
successful grower. $1. 

Soiling-Crops and the Silo. Thomas Shaw. The newest and most val- 
uable book for the dairvman by a man who knows. 364 pages. 

Bommer's Method of Making Manures. 86 pages. Paper. 25 cts. 


Asparagus. .-^11 about it. F. jNI. Hexamer. 50 cts. 
Bean Culture. G. S. Sevey. All about it by a man who knows beans. 
50 cts. 

Broom Corn and Brooms. Cloth. 50 cts. 

Cabbage and Cauliflower. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Celery Culture. A practical guide. 150 pages. Cloth. 50 cts. 
Market -Gardening, Success in. W. VV. Rawson. $1. 
Mushrooms. How to grow them. W. Falcomer. $1. 
Mushroom Culture. American Spawn Company. 35 cts. 
New Onion Culture. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 
Onions. How to raise them profitably. 20 cts. 
The Potato. S. Fraser. A standard work. 200 pages. 75 cts. 
Squashes. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Sweet Potato Culture. Fitz. 50 cts. 

The Forcing Book. Professor Bailey. Vegetables under glass. $1. 
Tomato Culture. W. W. Tracy. The whole story written by an ex- 
pert. 50c. 


Money in Broilers and Squabs. M. K. Boyer. A very practical treatise 
on the successful care of Broilers and Squabs. 50 cts. 

Biggie Poultry Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Cow Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Swine Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Horse Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Pet Book. 50 cts. 

American Poultry Advocate. Best poultry paper published 
50 cts per year. 

The five Biggie books here men- 
tioned are all finely illustrated. All 
up-to-date modern methods concen- 
trated and recorded for the benefit 
of man. 

A monthly. 

On Poultry and Live Stock, continued 

200 Eggs per Year per Hen— How to Get Them. 50 cts. 
Practical Poultry Houses and Fixtures. A. F. Hunter. 50 cts. 
Profitable Poultry Farming. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 
Farm-Poultry Doctor. Dr. N. W. Sanborn. 50 cts. 
Low-Cost Poultry Houses. Illustrated. 25 cts. 
500 Questions and Answers on Poultry Topics. 25 cts. 
A Living from Poultry. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 
Capons for Profit. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 

Winter Eggs. How to get them. John H. Robinson. 25 cts. 
Egg Record and Account Book. 25 cts. 
Successful Pigeon Raising. F. B. Price, Jr. 50 cts. 
Practical Pigeon Keeper. Illustrated. Wright. $1.50. 
Money in Squabs. Brinton. 50 cts. 

American Standard of Perfection. A complete description of al; tiit 

recognized breeds of fowls. $1.50. 
Duck Culture. Rankin. 50 cts. 
Training of Shepherd Dogs. Wilkham. 50 cts. 
The Collie : Its History, Points and Breeding. Dalziel. $1. 
The Rabbit. W. N. Richardson. 25 cts. 
A B C of Bee Culture. .A. I. Root. I1.50. 


Biggie Berry Book. 50 cts. 

Dwarf Fruit Trees. F. A. Waugh. 50 cts. 

The Practical Fruit Grower. S. T. Maynard. 50 cts. 

Strawberry Culturist. A. S. Fuller 25 cts. 

Spraying Crops. When and How. 50 cts. 


A Woman's Hardy Garden. Mrs. Ely. I1.75. 

Practi:al Floriculture. For florists. Henderson. $150. 

The Rose. Samuel B. Parsons. $1. 

How to Destroy Insects on Plants and Flowers. 25 cts. 

Home Floriculture. Eben E. Rexford. $1. 



Novelties in Flower Seeds 

Violet King. 

Lavender Gem. 


Sunset. appreciate this new 

Aster it must be seen. It 

may be called a sister to tlie Day- 
break and Purity, except being sev- 
eral days earlier than the Daybreak. 
The habit of the plant is identical 
with the Daybreak and Purity. The 
color is a delicate shade of light pink, 
shading to a deep rich pink in the 
center. The globe-shaped flowers are 
borne on long stems in great profu- 
sion. Pkt. 10 cts. 

This Aster is en- 
tirel}- new and dis- 
tinct from any other variety. The 
long slender petals are curled so that 
they form large, full and round flow- 
ers, a beautiful shade of rich violet- 
purple, measuring from 4 to 5 inches 
in diameter, borne on long wir\- stems. 
This is not only one of the prettiest 
Asters, but it is unsurpassable for 
florists' use. It is about ten days 
earlier than the Branching Aster. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

The color of 
this new va- 
riety is an exquisite shade of delicate 
lavender, deepening with age. The 
feathery effect of the Ostrich-feathered 
type, to which it belongs, is enhanced 
hy the fact that it bears a large pro 
portion of long, partly tubular florets, 
that are irregularly cut and slashed. 
The plant is erect and of medium 
height, branching close to the ground. The flowers are borne in pro- 
fusion on long, slender, wiry stems. In season it comes between 
Queen of the Earlies and Daybreak. To the florist the value of 
Lavender Gem can scarcely be over-estimated. Pkt. 10 cts. 

This new upright Aster has an entirely dif- 
ferent growth from any other variety. The 
plants grow ver}- bushy, not over 
8 inches in diameter, but directl)' 
upright. The long, strong stems 
are also of an upright growth, 
making it a valuable cut-flower 
variety. The flowers very much 
resemble the Branching Aster ; 
they are very double and full to 
the center. The color is a clear 
white. Pkt. 10 cts. 

One pkt. each, of above four 
beautiful new Asters, 30 cts. 

New Giant Flowering 
Cosmos, " Lady Lenox " 

This is an entirely new race of 
Cosmos, of e.vtraordinary size 
and beauty. The vigor of the 
plant is wonderful, being almost 
twice the size and vigor of the 
old Cosmos. The illustration 
shown herewith is about one- 
half the natural size, the flowers 
ranging from 5 to 7 inches in 
diameter. The colors are mostly 
a beautiful shell-pink with occa- 
sionally white flowers inter- 
posed. The petals are of splen- 
did substance, and last a long 
while when cut. This beautiful 
variety will soon supplant tlie 
older type. Per pkt. 20 cts., 
3 pkts. for 50 cts. 

New Lavender Gem Aster. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Upright White. 


The leaves of these new Hybrid 
Nasturtiums do not grow so large as 
the common flowering Nasturtiums, 
but they present a most beautiful ap- 
pearance, every leaf being variegated 
with white, green and yellow colors, 
but each leaf seems to differ from an- 
other so the plant presents a most 
varied aspect. Most of the leaves are 
V2 to % white and yellow, others are 
mostly green but blotched and striped 
with yellow and white, others are 
mostly pure yellow with stripes of 
green. The flowers are large and full 
and of various colors from pale yellow 
to the deepest maroon. 

New Variegated Leaved, 

Dwarf Mixed. T^'^e^e ^re far 

superior to the 

ordinary Nasturtiums for borders. 
The contrast between the variegated 
leaves and the artistic flowers is very 
beautiful. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts , 
lb. 65 cts. 

New Variegated Leaved, 

Tall M ixed, tali Nastur- 
tiums with varie- 
gated leaves present a most beautiful 
appearance, particularly if the plants 
are given plenty of space to climb. 
Pkt. 10 cts , oz. 25 cts., ^{!b. 65 cts. 

Burbank's Crimson-Flowering Eschscholtzia 

This was raised from a common "California Poppy" by the magic 
horticulturist, Luther Burbank. The first selection was a j-ellow 
flower, with a thread of crimson on the inside of the petals. After 
careful selections for nine years he has produced this beautiful Esch- 
scholtzia. The plants is a con- 
stant bloomer, grows about i foot 
high and produces large clear 
rosy crimson flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Salvia Farinacea 

iTlie Silver Sage) 

It appears to run altogether to 
flower, hundreds upon liundreds 
of tall spikes of silvery lavender 
blooms rising from a dense mass 
of foliage during the entire sea- 
son. Far handsomer is it indeed 
than almost any bedding plant 
we know of —there being no other 
of this color grown. As isolated 
specimens it is also \erv showv. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

New Giant-flowering Cosmos, "Lady Lenox." (14 natural size) 

New Pot Salvia, Zurich 

This new Salvia is the most 
dwarf and compact growing va- 
riety, forming little oval bushes 
15 to iS inches high, thickly 
studded with fine spikes of most 
brilliant scarlet flowers. Noth- 
ing can equal a beautiful bed of 
blooming Salvia, planting the 
Dwarf in the front row of the 
taller Salvia. Its brilliant effect 
is beautiful, and blooms from 
July to frost. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 
25 cts., 1,000 seeds 75 cts. 


Burbank's Santa Rosa Poppy 

This is a new strain of the well-known Shirle}- Poppy. It has been 
developed by Luther Burbank, the "Wizard of Horticulture." In 
his description he says: " It far surpasses all other strains in size, 
variety and splendor of their color variations, with wonderful new 
shades of blue, lavender and salmon, never before seen in the Shir- 
ley Poppy." The petals are beautifully crimped, and a bed of them 
presents a sight that is worth going miles to see. Pkt. locts., 3 pkts., 
25 cts., Vsoz. 50 cts. 

Burbank's Hybrid Delphinium 

Nothing is finer in the garden than the hardy Hybrid Delphinium. 
On good ground they attain a height of from 6 to 8 feet, and the seed 
herewith offered was grown by Luther Burbank. The seed will pro- 
duce spikes 
of magnificent 
flowers. The 
i n d i V i du a 1 
blossoms are 
of immense 

Burbank's Hardy Delphiniums in the border 

Burbank's Santa Rosa Poppy 

size, double and semi-double. The colors and shades of blue are wonderfully lovely 
and varied, ranging from the light blue marked with white through every conceiv- 
able shade of blue to a deep indigo and purple, several of these shades being blended 
in many of the varieties ; there are but few plants that contribute so much to the 
beauty of the garden or herbaceous border. By cutting off the spikes of the bloom 
immediately after flowering and before the seed has been made, these Delphiniums 
may be had in bloom for several nionlhs. A most beautiful effect may be produced 
by planting these Delpliiniums in a bed of Candiduni lilies, bloonn'ng at the same time,: 
the contrast between the e.xquisite shades of blue of the Delphinium and the pure 
white of the beautiful liHes is something that when once seen will not be forgotten. 
Sow seed early. Pkt. 20 cts., 3 pkts. 50 cts., trade pkt. $1. 

Burbank's New Iceland Poppies 

Although the Iceland I'oppy is a hardy perennial, they will bloom the first season 
from spring-sown seed, but this should be done as early in the spring as possible. 
The fragrant, elegant, crushed, satin-like flowers are produced in never-ending suc- 
cession from the begimiing of June to October. This new Burbank strain contains 
m a n y n e w 
colors and 
shades, i n- 
orange - rose, 
salmon, white, 
lemon, orange 
striped, fleck- 
ed, edged and 
blended in 
the most fa.s- 
cinating fash- 
ion. Pkt. 20c., 
3 pkts. 50c., 
trade pkt. $1. 

Chinese Lantern Plant, or Giant Scarlet Ground Cherry 

A remarkable novelty. The plant grows to a height of 18 to 24 
inches, of sturdy, upright growth and is loaded with balloon like 
husks 3 to 3^ inches in diameter. These husks are at first light 
green, gradually turning to bright j'ellow and then to the most in- 
tense orange-scarlet. At this period of growth the plant is strik- 
ingly suggestive of being hung with hundreds of miniature Chinese 
lanterns. Fruit of excellent flavor either as a fresh fruit for dessert 
or for preserving. It is a perennial, the roots living over winter in 
the ground. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Petunia, Canary Bird 

For years hybridizers have been endeavoring to get a Petunia of 
true yellow color Until the new Canary Bird was found the effort 
was futile. The flowers are of medium size, finely fringed and curled 
edges of a distinct yellow color which deepens in the throat. Pkt. 
20 cts., 3 pkts. 50 cts. 

Pigmy Morning-GIory 

This little novelty is a gem in its way, and is excellent either for 
pot-culture or for an edging for borders, or as individual specimen 
plants. It grows only a few inches high, with small, beautifully col- 
ored flowers in great abundance, running through all the shades 
known to the common Morning-Glory, many of them veined and 
beautifully striped. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 50 cts. 

Petunia, Canary Bird 



Specialties in Flower Seeds 




Asters are of easy culture and deservedly popular. Sow seed in March and April in coldfranie or boxes in the house, covering them 
V inch deep, and when plants have three or four leaves, transplant about i8 inches apart each way into well-prepared beds. Look out for 
the black aster beetle when the buds first begin to come, picking them off by hand. 

New Hercules White Aster. P'^ new 

i Aster has a 

most imposing aspect. The flowers are of the purest 
white, with very long petals, and attain the enormous 
diameter of 6 to 7 inches, and can be compared to the 
large exhibition flowers of the Giant Chrysanthemums. 
Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 
very favorit* type. Thrifty upright plants ; large fine 
flowers, with long incurved petals. The florists' Aster, 
and one of the finest. 

Karly Snowdrift Aster 

Early Snowdrift Aster. 

Lavender Gem Aster. 

The earliest .\ster in culti- 
vation, while the flower is 
not surpassed in beauty by any of the later varieties ; it has twelve 
to twenty long, slender, upright stems, crowned with immense, 
feathery, pure white flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

The color of this new variety 
is an exquisite shade of laven- 

Daybreak Aster. 

der. deepening with age. The plant is erect and of medium height 
branching close to the ground. The flowers are borne in profu- 
sion on long, slender, wiry stems. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 for 25 cts. 

This beautiful Aster has flowers round 
as a ball, very large and full, on Iimg 
stems; tlie color is a lovely sea-shell pink. Pkt. loc, 3 pkts. Z5C. 

Puj.j'l^'y Aster. This new Aster is the handmaid to the Day- 

— ■ break, being identical with it in form and 

habit, but blooms are pure white. Pkt. 10 cts. 

. Semple's Late-flowering Branching Aster. 

The Branching Aster is verv popular. The branching habit is ac- 
companied with great vigor of growth and profusion of bloom. 
The flowers are of extraordinary size and ext eedingly graceful, 
and are borne erect on very long stems. Blooms until fall. 


White Branching $0 10 

Crimson Branching 10 

Shell-Pink Branching 10 

Finest Mixed Branching 10 

Per pkt 

Snow- White $0 10 

Glowing Crimson ... 10 

Brilliant Rose 10 

Azure-Blue 10 

Purple 10 

VICTORIA ASTERS. A magnificent race of Asters. 
The colors include many delicate and some gorgeous 
shades ; flowers very double and 4 inches across, and 
from twenty to thirty in a single plant; 15 to 18 inches 

Per pkl. 

Carmine, edge white. So 10 
Dark Rose, edged 

white 10 

Blue, edged white. ... 10 
Choice Mixed Sorts. :o 

Pure White . 
Deep Pink . . 
Light Blue . . 

Per pkt Per pkt. 

.. 5o 10 Deep Scarlet .. , $0 10 

10 Peach Blossom 10 

10 Choice Mixed Sorts. 10 
.■\ very beautiful and distinct class, w ith long curled and 
twisted petals formed into loose, yet dense half-globe, 
resembling the Japanese chrysanthemum. 

Pure White. . . 
New Carmine. 
Deep Pink. 

Per pkt. Per pkt 

So 10 Delicate Pink, edged 

white $0 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts. 10 

Earlj' Snowdrift, the earliest Aster known. Of dwarf 
branching habit, very double flowers; valuable for cut- 
ting. A favorite florists' Aster for early market. 

Per pkt. Per pkt 

White $0 10 Light Blue So 10 

Pink 10 Purple 10 

Crimson 10 Mixed 10 

HOHENZOLLERN ASTERS. An excellent cut-flower variety, 
with double curled petals, resembling a Japanese chrysanthemum 
Per pkt. 
..$0 10 


Choice Mixed. 

Per pkt. 


Crimson 10 

Rose 10 

FLORISTS' MIXTURE OF ASTERS. This is a mi.xture of all 
the best varieties of .-Xsters suitable for cut-flowers, consisting prin- 
cipally of white, pink and the brightest red, with a small propor- 
tion of blue and purple and some intermediate shades. Large 
pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 

WHITE ASTERS IN MIXTURE. This mixture is made up by 
ourselves of all the wliite-flowering Asters suitable for cut-flowers, 
and includes Giant Comet Snow and White Branching. Large 
I)kt. ]o cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 

China Aster, Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Per pkt. 

GERMAN QUILLED, Mixed Colors $0 05 

DEEP SCARLET TRIUMPH. Dwarf rich scarlet 10 

JEWEL, or BALL ASTERS. 2 feet high Beautiful bnll- 
sliapt-d llciw crs. 

Apple Blossom. Shell-pink 10 

Crimson. Wry showy and handsome 10 

Deep Rose. An excellent color 10 

New Jewel, Mixed Colors 10 

CROWN ASTER. Flowers with white center lo 




Used largely for bedding and borders It is exceedingly attractive 
when mingled with alyssuni, candytuft or similar plants. Per pkt. 
Mexicanum. Lilac-blue $o 05 

Lasseauxii. Beautiful rose-color. 
Choice Mixed 

. per oz., 25 cts. 


White Gem. \'ery dwarf, free- flowering 05 

Little Dorrit. Azure-blue 05 

Swanley Blue. Large flowers; fine 05 

Blue Perfection. \'cry dark blue ; dwarf; finest of all 05 

Princess Victoria Louise. Novelty. Center white, edged 

with blue. Very beautiful sort ; dwarf 10 

Blue Star. A new varietj-. Tiny and compact, only 4 to 5 
inches high, densely covered with light blue flowers ; splendid 
for edgings and ribbon bedding 10 


For border, edgings, baskets, pots, 
rockwork or for cutting should be used 
liberally. In borders sow thickly, so as 
to form masses. Sow very early in tlie 
spring. Cut back after the first flowers 

fade and others will come. 

Sweet Alyssum oz., 20c. 

Tom Thumb. Dwarf . . . oz., 25c. . . 

Saxatile compactum. Perennial ; 

Little Gem, or Carpet of Snow. 
Pure white; only 2 to 3 inches 
high ; a profuse bloomer, showing 
as many as 300 heads of snow- 
white flowers at one time on one 
plant. .Annual per oz., 30c. . . 

Per pkt. 

$0 05 





The Snapdragon is one of our finest 
perennials. If planted early will flower 
the first year as an annual. The newer 
sorts are flowers of great variety of colors 
and markings and brilliancy, making 
rich spikes beautiful for cutting. Sow 
seed in the open ground, transplanting 
to I foot apart each way. They will 
bloom in July and August. 


Flowers nearly double the size of the 
older sorts. Per pkt. 

Giant Queen Victoria. Very 

large ; line white. (See cut.) 80 io> 

Giant Delilah. White and carmine 10 
Giant Firefly. Scarlet and white. 10 

Giant Romeo. Beautiful rose 10 

Giant Yellow 10 

Giant Scarlet 10 

Giant Mixed Colors 10 


Blooms profusely ; only 6 inches high. 
Giant Snapdragon ' Per pkt. 

(Queen Victoria) Queen of the North. Pure white. $0 10 

Golden Queen. Pure j-ellow 10 

Black Prince. Nearly black. Fine 10 

Defiance. New. Fiery scarlet 10 

Dwarf Sorts Mixed 05 


Sow in the open ground in May. Transplanting two or three times 
has a tendency to dwarf the plants into better shape, and is advan- 
tageous. Give them plenty of room, as they easily cover 12 to 18 
inches of space each way. Perpki 

White Perfection. Pure white |o 10 

Double Mixed Sorts 1 05 

BALSAM, continued 
Royal Camellia-flow- 
ered, Prize Mixed. 

A fine strain of very 
double flowers of ex- 
quisite shades. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Improved Camellia, 
Pure White (alba 
perfecta). A really 
pure white, very 
double Balsam has 
long been a desidera- 
tum both for the pri- 
vate planter and the 
practical florists. Our 
stock of this grand 
acquisition is absolute 
perfection in snow- 
white color, size of 
bloom , douljleness 
and symmetry of 
plant. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Dwarf Double Mixed. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

New King and 

Queen Balsams 

Finest, largest Balsams _. _ , _ , 

yet developed. White Perfection Balsam 

' Per pkt. 

The King. Glowing fiery red $0 10 

The Queen. Deep rose-pink ; exquisite 10 

CAMPANULA (Canterbury Bells) 

Should be more largely planted than they are. Some are hardy 
perennials and some biennials. Should be sown outdoors early in 
July and thin or transplant to temporary quarters until October. 
Transplant them 6 or 8 inches apart in a coldframe, where they will 
make large plants by spring, and are as easily cared for as pansies. 
Transplant in the spring 18 or 20 ini ht-s apart in ln cK \\ here they 
are to bloom. Or, if sown very early in the spring, the hardy per- 
ennial sorts will bloom early the next year. 

CANTERBURY BELLS { C 7>/patnila 3Iedijim). Bloom first 
year if sown early. Per pkt. 







Double Blue . . 
Double White. 
Double Rose. 

10 cts. 
Double Mixed. 

10 cts. 


( C. c alycaiitliema I . 
Symmetrical plant 
often with 30 or 40 
flowers open at the 
• . saine time on a single 
plant. Flowers are 
large, reseinbling a 
cup and saucer. 
Colors blue, rose, lilac 
and white. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Mixed. .\ grand sort, 
known as the Pyrami- 
dal Bellflower. Color 
blue or white ; plants 
grow about 4 feet high, 
of elegant pyramidal 
form, bearing thous- 
ands of exquisite bell- 
shaped flowers. Pkt. 
5 tts. 

Pyramidalis alba. A 

white sort of above. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

?o 05 


Campanula Pyramidalis 



STOKES ^ 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,PA 


One of the best white-flower- 
ing plants for edging, bedding, 
massing and for cutting. Sow out- 
doors where they are to bloom. 
White Fragrant. Pure white, 

pinnated foliage, i ft. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 20 cts. 
Crimson. Very beautiful, i ft. 

Pkt. 5 cts., 02. 20 cts. 
White Rocket. Large trusses 

of pure white flowers, i ft. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
White Tom Thumb. A new 

dwarf variety, growing about 

6 inches high, branching into a 

handsome bush about 16 

inches in diameter. Pkt. sets , 

oz. 20 cts. 
Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 

15 cts. 

New Empress, or Giant 
White Hyacinth-flowered. 

One of the iinest varieties of 
recent introduction. The plant 
is of a very branching hab't, 
and assumes when fully grown 
and covered with its large 
trusses of pure white flowers, 
a very handsome candelabrum- 
like aspect. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts. 


Very attractive, exquisite blue-colored flowers of easiest culture; 
one of the most attractive and graceful of all the olu-fashioned flow- 
ers. Sow early in the spring in the beds where they are to bloom. 


Emperor William. Fine sky-blue $0 05 

Dwarf Victoria. Fine for pots and edgings 05 

Alba pnra. Pure white 05 

Mixed Blue Sorts per oz. 25 cts. . . 05 

Candytuft, New Eirpress. Pkt. 10 cts. 


It is verj- interesting to grow 
Carnations from seed. The Mar- 
garet Carnations are especially 
adapted for outdoor culture, 
growing them as annuals from 
seed sown in the spring. 


Without exception, these are 
the most abundant bloomers 
of all the Carnation Pinks. 
The flowers are of brilliant col- 
ors, ranging through many 
beautiful shades of red, pink, 
white, variegated, etc. ; they 
are of perfect form and large 
size. Those sown in spring 
commence flowering in early 
summer, and continue to bloom 
in lavish profusion until check- 
ed by frost. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 
pkts.'2S cts. Perpkt. 

Crimson $0 10 

White 10 

Rose 10 

Striped 10 

GUERITE. An improve- 
ment on the above in size 
of flower, dwarfer and 

Saved from extra choice 

For borders 

For borders 



{Centaurea Imperialis) 

These are a grand improvement over 
the old Sweet Sultan, producing long- 
stemmed blossoms 3 to 4 inches across 
— graceful, airy and deliciously fragrant. 
If cut when scarcely opened, thej- last 
ten daj's in water. Pgr pVt 

Alba. Finest pure white $0 10 

Favorita. Rosy lilac 10 

Splendens. Rich dark purple. . . 10 
Chameleon. Pale yellow, chang- 
ing to rose 10 

Saaveolens. Yellow 05 

Imperial, Mixed Colors 10 


(Dusty Miller) 

These are white-leaved perennial va- 
rieties, much used for ribbon borders 
and edgings of beds, not being allowed 
to bloom. Succeed anywhere. 
Candidissima. Entire plant silvery 

while. Leaves much divided; flow 

ers purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Gymnocarpa. Whole plant velvet\ 

white; leaves silvery gray, finel\ 

divided; flowers rose -violet. Pkt. 

10 cts. 

more stocky plants 

Finest German Doable Mixed. 

named double flowers 

Double Early-flowering Striped. 
Double Early-flowering Scarlet. 

New Carnation, GIANTS OF NICE. A new giant strain 
of perpetual Carnations, introduced by a celebrated French It is unquestionably the finest of the perpetual 
class, attaining an immense size and beginning to bloom al- 
most as early as the Cprnation Marguerite, and producing 
nearly 100 per cent double flowers with a large percentage of 
yellow s. They are profuse 
bloomers, deliciously fragrant 
and contain a magnificent varie- 
ty of colors and markings. As 
the flowers last a long time after 
being cut, they will be found 
equally valuable to the florist 
and private gardener for open 

ground or pot culture 

3 pkts. 50 cts.. . 20 

laud Pinks bloom profusely in 
the summer and autumn from 
spring-sown seed. The flowers 
are very large, of perfect shape, 
very fragrant. They contain 
flowers of clear yellow and oth- 
ers with yellow stripes 20 

ING. The latest creation of a 
famous French specialist sur- 
passing all other Carnations in 
richness and variety of coloring. 
It has all the qualities of the old 
Perpetual Carnation, flowering 
continuously six months after 
sowing the seed. The immense 
double blooms frequently have 
fringed edges, some rich solid 
colors, otherstinted and blended. 
Very sweet perfume 15 

New Carnation, Giants of Nice. Pkt. 20 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Flower Seeds on 
page 16 are at the bead of the class 


COCKSCOMB (Celosia) 

Very interesting old-fashioned flowers, some varieties producing 
tlie large Cockscomb of rich scarlet, others tlie beautifully plumed 
and richly colored varieties. The tall, plumed sorts should be planted 
in groups. Sow wliere they are to bloom, but transplant into rich 
soil about the time the combs begin to form, and the heads will be 
much larger. 

CRESTED (Celosia cristata) Perpkt. 

Dwarf Crimson. Large combs $o 05 

Variegata. Crimson and gold 05 

Japonica. Ruffled scarlet combs 05 

Glasgow Prize. Immense crimson 05 

Queen of the Dwarfs. Only 8 inches high ; combs often 10 

inches across ; dark scarlet 10 

Empress. Mammoth bright combs, bronze foliage 10 

Cristata. Mixed 05 

PLUMED {Celosia spicata) 

Pink Plume. The flowers of this charming Celosia open of a fresh 

bright rose tint and 
the lower involucres 
change gradually to a 
silvery white, thus 
presenting to the eye 
a most charming com- 
bination of color. The 
elegant long-stemmed 
flowers preserve their 
beauty even in un- 
favorable weather, 
and are excellent for 
making up bouquets, 
etc. In addition to 
this they are very suit- 
able for drying, and 
as the plant blooms 
for a very long period, 
it is equally valuable 
both for the open 
border and for culture 
in pots. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Ostrich Feather. This 
new feathered Celosia 
produces very large 
plumes which are ex- 
quisitely curved and 
in exact resemblance 
to an ostrich feather. 
Pkt; 10 cts. 

Thorapsoni magnifica. The grandest strain of Cockscomb, with 
feathery plumes, yet introduced. Truly wonderful plants for the 
garden or pots. Our mixture includes every shade from golden- 
yellow to blood-red. 2 feet. Pkt. 10 cts. 


One of our favorite fall flowers. The newest varieties have added 
much to its beauty. Should be planted in broad masses or along 
borders, against evergreens or fences. Start the seed early in the 
house or frame, transplanting to the open ground. If topped or 
pinched back when half-grown, the plants will bloom earlier and be 
in better shape. Pgr p^t. 

Mammoth Perfection. A vast improvement over the old 
sort ; flowers double the size, the petals being broad and over- 
lapping, forming a perfectly round flower. J^ine for cutting 
for bouquets and vases, keeping several days in water, and 

lasting outdoors until cut down by frost. Mixed $0 10 

Mammoth Perfection, Pure White 10 

" " Pink 10 

" ** Crimson 10 

Dawn, New Early Dwarf Large -flowering. More bushy 
and compact than the older varieties, and grows only about 
4 feet, while all others attain a height of 6 to 7 feet. The flow- 
ers are fully as large as those of the old sort, pure white, 
with a tinge of rose. They commence to bloom in July and 

last until frost 10 

Early Large-flowering Mixed 10 

Klondyke. Large-flowering golden yellow .' 10 

•'Lady Lenox" Giant Flowering, Shell Pink 20 

Celosia spicata (Pink Plume) 

Crotolaria Retusa 


A beautiful low -growing bushy 
annual, with flowers of ricii golden 
yellow, of true sweet-pea form. The 
blossoms are borne in racemes ; some- 
times over forty to one spike. The 
leaves are dark green and the seed- 
pods when shaken produce a sound 
like a child's rattle. Pkt. 10 cts., 'Aoz. 
50 cts. 


(Perennial Larkspur) 

One of the most exquisite blue- 
tinted flowers that we have. Very 
effective planted in beds or masses, 
in borders, or better than all in com- 
bination with white lilies, blooming 
at the same time as the exquisite 
Lilitim candidum. Plant i ^ to 2 feet 
apart each way. But perennial varie- 
ties should be sown in the fall or very 
early in the spring, transplanting to 
the open ground. 

Giant Double Hybrids. Magnifl- 
cent stately plants, growing 5 to 8 
feet high, with great flowering 
spikes in wonderful proportions. 
Cut off the spikes before produc- 
ing seed and they will bloom for 
months. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Dwarf Brilliant Scarlet. Pkt. 10 

DIGITALIS (Foxgl ove) 

Particularly desirable for growing 
among shrubbery or in masses, along 
walks or drives. In rich soils the spikes attain a height of 2 or 3 feet. 
Seed sown outdoors in the spring and the seedling transplanted 
where they are to grow will make fine flowering stalks the next 
season. Per pkt. 

Mixed $0 05 

Gloxinioides, Mixed. Beautiful plants, well furnished with 

large gloxinia-like flowers of a great range of colors, with 

beautiful throat markings, spots and blotches of purple, 

maroon, etc 



DAISY (Bellis) 

Perennials, but will flower the same season if sown early, though 
it is preferable to sow in the fall, and winter the plants over in cold- 
frames. Very popular and desirable. 
Longfellow . Large; 

double; pink. Pkt. loc. 
Snowball. Large; 

double; white. Pkt.ioc. 
New Giant. Double; 
mixed ; very large 
flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 
The Shasta Daisy. 
The great white Moon- 
penny Daisy has long 
iDeen considered one 
of our finest hardy 
perennials for perma- 
nent garden decora- 
tion. This variety is 
the latest, finest and 
most valuable of all; 
it is hardy, of compact, 
bushy growth, bearing 
in profusion, through- 
out the season, single 
white daisy flowers of 
immense size, often 
more than 4 inches 
across, on stems i Vi to 
2 feet long. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Mammoth Perfection Coamoa, 




The family of Pinks is unrivaled for brilliancy and rich varietv of 
color, blooming profusely until late in the autumn, rendering them 
one of the most satisfactorj' of all our annuals for garden decoration. 
Height, about i foot. 


Chinensis £1. pi. (China Pink). Large, double, fragrant flow- 
ers. Mi.xed per oz., 25 cts. . .So 05 

Heddewigi diadematis fl. pi. (Double Diadem Japan Pink). 
Densely djuble flowers 3 inches in diameter; beautiful tints 
of crimson, lilac, purple, outer edges fringed with white. 
6 inches per oz., 75 cts. . . 05 

I tnperialis (Double Imperial Pink) " 40 cts... 05 

Laciniatus £1. pi. (Double Fringed Japan Pink). Large, 
double, showy flowers, with fringed edges; various colors 
and beautifully striped per oz., 50 cts. . . 05 

Mourning Cloak. Rich blackish velvety crimson, margined 
with pure white os 

ROYAL PINK (Diaalhus Hed lewis^i nobilis). The flowers 
are very large and the petals are frilled and fringed. The 
colors are of a deep yet very bright blood-red, then shade to 
carmine and pink and even white 10 

SALMON QUEEN. This beautiful double annual Pink has 
finely fringed flowers of a fiery salmon-red, turning to a cliarm- 
ing salmon-pink as they get older. Plants are 10 to 12 inches 
high and bloom profusely throughout the whole season 10 

Dianthus laciniatus nanus« New Hybrids. This is a grand 
new strain of the annual Pinks, with laciniated or fringed 
petals. The flowers vary in shade from white to deep rose 
and even to purplish red ; are all tinged more or less with 

bright salmony red or sahnony scarlet 10 

Crimson Belle. Magnificent large, single fringed flowers of 

lustrous velvety crimson 05 

Eastern Queen. Immense single flowers, beautifully fringed, 
marbled and suffused with carmine, rose, mauve and lilac... 05 

Saowflake. Snow-w'iite. exqiiisitely fringed 05 

Laciniatus, Mixed Colors. .Single fringed . . . per oz., 40c. . . 05 
Heddewigi, Mixed Colors (Single Japan Pinks) .\ magnifi- 
cent strain, the flowers averaging 2 to 3 inches across, of many 

ex(|isite colors per oz.. 40 cts... 05 

Salmon Queen. A new varietv; brilliant salmon color lo 

STAR PINK (D. stcUaris) This novelty represents a new 
class of the Chinese Pink Each single flower has the form of 
a five- or six-rayed star, hence the name Star Pink. Tliev 
bloom continuously from June to October, with a matchless 
display of color and variety of markings 10 

Plumarius (Pheasant's Eye). .\ beautiful single, hartly Pink, 

with fringed-edged white flowers, with a dark center 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 
Plumarius fl. pi. Double and .semi-double varieties in beau- 

tifvil colors 10 

Fine Garden, or Clove-scented Pinks (Hortensis X'arie- 
tiesl. Beautiful double mixed colors 10 


The flowers of this new type are very large and double, with 
fringed edges, of many beautiful colors and have a sweet clove-like 
perfume. They bloom about two weeks earlier than the old-fashioned 
garden Pinks. The hardv perennial plants grow about 10 inches 
high. Pkt. 10 cts 

FORGET-ME-NOT (Myosotis) 

These quaint little hardy perennials love cool, moist soils, and, like 
pansies, bloom most freely in the fall and early spring. Excellent 
for borders, edgings, or will bloom nicely in winter in a cool room 
in pots Once established, they self-seed themselves. Sow in the 
spring in warm, sunny border. Per pkt 

Palustris. The true Forget-me-not : beautiful blue $005 

Dissitiflora. Large, blue flowers, compact and verv early 10 


Victoria. Of bushj- habit; large, bright azure-blue flowers: 

very line lo 

Pure White 05 

Blue 05 

Mixed 05 

Rose 05 

OBELISK VARIETIES, These are of upright, pillar form, 
10 to 12 inches high and very floriferous. 

Blue ". 10 

Pink ; lo 

White 10 


Stately, old-fashioned perennials, but most beautiful when seen ir. 
groups or long rows, with a background of evergreen or shrubbery. 
Seed should he sown in .April or May to bloom the next year, giving 
a foot or more space each way fur development. An occasional 
spraying with Bordeaux mixture will help to keep down the Hollv- 
hock rust, wliich is sometimes troublesome. 

HOCK. The flowers of this new variety are so dift'erent from the 
old conventional ones that but for the similar habit of the plant it 
would not be taken for a Hollyhock. They are from 4 to 6 inches 
in diameter, ranging 
from semi-double to 
double, and finely 
frmged and curled. 
The colors are shell- 
pink, rose and ruby- 
red, a shade or two ^^^^^^^p- « 
deeper at the center, 
and exquisitel\ tinted ^^^^^Bb-^^ 
toward the edge. Pkt. ^^^^^(^ 9L 
10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 cts. ^^^^^BJ^^ 

DOUBLE. A mag- 

nificent strain of ^^^^^r^-v- ^ 

pure double-flower- ^^^^^ ■« • 

ing sorts. p^r pkt. 

Red $0 10 -W^ l^, 

Pink 10 

White 10 

Yellow 10 

Salmon 10 ''^iV'^H. ^A^^^^^Z 

Crimson 10 B^^Q^SV 

Mixed . 10 ' ^ 


HOCK. This new 
strain of Hollyhock re- ^m^^^ ji,, 

sembles the old-fash- " " 

ioned perennial va- *\ wil^^HK \ 

riety both in flower 
and habit of plant. 
They do not grow as 

tall as the perennials, ^ i^m"^ .^^^^r^ 

but the flowers are ^W-^ ^^^^^ /> 

very large and of many . 
beautiful colors, both 
s e m i - d o u b I e a n d 
double. They bloom 
in .August and Sep 
temberfrom seed sown 
in the spring in tin 

open ground. Pkt. mi . Allegheny Hollyhock. Pkt. 10 cts. 


j^XgKE^g^^^ FLOWEfie> SEEDS 


{Kochia scoparia) 

We predict that this new annual 
plant will be very popular as soon 
as it is known. It is an annual 
and grows easily and quickly from 
seed sown in the open ground. It 
grows 2 to 2^A feet high, with many 
slender branches pressed close to 
tlie main stem. A singular feature 
of this plant is that it always keeps 
a globular form, even when very 
small, a row of them making a very 
striking object all through their 
growth. They are a beautiful, light, 
feathery green until September, 
when the whole plant becomes a 
mass of small scarlet flowers, the 
bushy plant resembling balls of 
fire. They should be planted at 
least 2 to 3 feet apart each way ; 
or, the seed can be sown in masses, 
as in the fall of the year a solid 
mass of them is very handsome. 
Very highly recommended Pkt. 
10 cts.. 3 pkts. 25 cts. 


A charming little plant, blooming 
quickly from seed and all through 
the season. Valuable for edgings, 
baskets and pots. Sow outdoors in the sprin 
to grow. 

COMPACT VARIETIES ( Lobelia conipacta 

Glowing Ball (Kochia scoparia) growing at Floracroft. Pkt. 10c 

where the plants are 

4 to 6 inches high, forming little mounds of bloom. 

Compact plants 

Crystal Palace. 

Per pkt. 

Rich blue $0 10 


ERINUS, or TRAILING VARIETIES. Used for vases or 
hanging baskets or rni keries. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Well-known annuals. Very free flow- 
ering and of easy culture. The African 
varieties have large yellow or orange- 
colored flowers, and are adapted to large 
beds. The French are dwarfer in growth, 
with beautiful striped flowers, and are 
better suited to pot culture. 

AFRICAN p,,pkj 
Eldorado. Flowers 3 to 4 inches 
in diameter, perfectly and ex- 
tremely double. Every shade $0 05 

Large African. Very large; 

orange, brown and yellow 

oz. 15c. 



Sow in pots or boxes under 
glass in February or March. Pot 
off the seedlings to make good 
plants for bedding out in April. 
Again sow outdoors in April and 
about every few weeks for succes- 
sion, and you will have exquisite 
bloom, with fragrant flowers, un- 
til frost. Per pkt 
Sweet-scented. . .oz., IOC . .jto 05 
Golden Queen. Golden yel- 
low 05 

Machet. Very compact ; 
fine for pot culture ; red . . . 

per oz., 6oc. . . 10 
Gabrielle. Large spikes of 
red flowers ; very fragrant: 

fine for pot culture 10 

IMiles* Hybrid Spiral. 

Pure white — 05 

Giant White Spiral 

per oz., 25c. . . 05 
Red Victoria. Dwarf, 
branching habit; very sweet 

red flowers 10 

Allen's Defiance. Im- 
mense spikes, 12 to 15 inches 

long; very fragrant 10 

Red Goliath. Large spikes 6 to 8 inches long ; color fire-red, 
with rich green foliage ; ver^- fragrant ; fine for cutting 15 


Gold Striped. Double dwarf ; 
brownish red, striped golden yel- 

Dwarf French Mixed . .oz. 15c. . . 

Little Brownie (Legion d'Hon- 
neur). Charming, compact little 
bushes. Flowers single, golden 
yellow, with large spot of crimson- 

Gold Ring. This charming variety 
is a fine match to the old Legion 
of Honor in growth, height and 
free flowering qualities. In color 
it is dark velvety brown, each 
petal gracefully surrounded with 
a distinct gold ring. The compact, 
bushy plant blooms with a rich- 
ness and constancy that is sur- 
prising 3 pkts. 25c. . . 


NIGELLA ( Lo ve-in-a-Mist ) 

Miss Jekyll. F"rom Messrs. Sutton & .'^on. the celebrated 
seedsmen of England, comes this new Nigella, or Love-in-a- 
Mist. It is a most attractive 
annual, growing easily from seed 
and having a great abundance of 
long-stemmed flowers, which are 
the most beautiful corn-flower 
blue, prettily set in its slender 
foliage. Sow in the open ground 
in April 10 


Sanderae. A novelty. Most showy 
and profuse-flowering garden an- 
nuals giving a contmuous display 
of brilliant flowers through sum- 
mer and autumn; easily grown 
from seed, commencing to flower 
in a few weeks from sowing, thriv- 
ing in a sunny position in any good 
garden soil. The plants, of branch- 
ing, bushy habit, 2 to 3 feet high, 
carry the flowers in clusters, the 
whole being literally ablaze with 
them, thousands being borne on a 
single plant during the season; 
the glorious effect in the garden is 

^unsurpassable 10 

Aifinis. The popular free-flower- 
ing variety; fragrant star-shaped 
white flowers ; annual ; 3 feet 

high 05 

Affinis hybrida. New hybrids, 
producing an abundance of large, 
fragrant flowers of various colors, 
ranging from white to pink, red 
and violet 15 


Nigella, Miss Jekyll. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Flower Seeds, see 
are beauties. 

page 16. They 


WALTEB^ p. STOKES ; «19 Market Sg-eet. PHIbADELPHIA.RA. 


A marvelous range of new colors has been developed in this favorite flower, which is in constant bloom throughout the season, and if 
these are kept well picked so that the plant cannot produce seed they will continue to flower until frost. No other annual flower seed will 
produce such a lavish profusion of bloom for so long a time and with the same small outlay of care and attention. Thin, poor soil, if possi- 
ble disintegrated rock, is the best soil, as this produces the maximum of bloom. Soils in which manure has been used heavily causes the 
plant to produce a heavy growth of leaves at the expense of blossoms. They are also in such soils apt to rot off in wet weather, especially if 
the plants have been left standing close to one another. You cannot have too many Nasturtiums. Plant them along fences, hedges or wher- 
ever it is desired to have a bunch of bright color. 

Tall, or Climbing Nasturtiums 

( Tropwolum majus ) 

Besides their ordinary garden use for trailing over 
fences, trellises, stone walls, etc., these can also be 
grown as pot-plants for winter flowering, as screens, 
or as trailers for hanging baskets and vases. 

composed of the finest and most distinct varieties 
grown in choice mixture, with the addition of the 
finest named sorts, including the Lobbianum varie- 
ties, the hybrids of Mme. Gunther, etc., and it is un- 
equaled in this class of Nasturtiums. (See page i6. ) 
Largepkts. ioc.,oz. 15c., 20zs. 25c., M\h. 35c., lb. $1.40. 

Per pkt. Oz. 
Jupiter. New giant-flowered, beautiful 

golden yellow $0 05 

Chameleon. Various 05 

Dark Crimson 05 

Edward Otto. Brownish lilac 05 

Hemisphaericum. Orange and pink .. . 05 

Heinemanni. Chocolate 05 

King Theodore. Black 05 

Orange 05 

Pearl. Whitish 05 

Regelianum. Purplish violet 05 

Moltke. Bluish rose 



Scheuerianum. Spotted straw-color 

Schillingi. Yellow, spotted 05 

Schulzi. Darkest-leaved ; scarlet flowers 05 


50 20 




Dwarf Nasturtiums 

Dwarf, or Tom Thumb Nasturtiums 

These have a neat, compact habit and attractive foliage, are not 
^disturbed by insects, bloom in two months from seed, and most pro- 
fusely till frost. 


This mixture is composed of the choicest large-flowering named 
varieties and grown both in mixture and separate strains prop- 
■erly blended. No mixture of Nasturtiums can exceed this in qual- 
ity and quantity of bloom. (See page 16.) Large pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., 2 ozs. 25 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. Per pkt. Oz 

Aurora. Yellow, veined $005 

Seauty. Yellow and scarlet 05 

Ohameleon. Splashed with crimson, bronze and yellow 05 

'Coeroleo-roseum. Bluish rose 05 

'Crimson 05 

Crystal Palace Gem. Yellow and carmine spotted. . 
Smpress of India. Deep crimson ; fine dark foliage. 
Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, scarlet flowers. 

Golden King. Golden yellow leaves and flowers 05 

King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 05 

King Theodore. Black, velvety 05 

l.ady Bird. Yellow and red spotted 05 

Prince Henry. Light yellow, marbled scarlet 05 

Rose 05 

Ruby King. Dark red 05 

Spotted. Yellow with brown 05 

White, or Pearl 



Striped . 
YeUow . 



Vesuvius. Salmon; dark-leaved 05 


, Ji'lb. 20 cts., lb., 65 cts. 



$0 10 






. yi\h. 25 cts., lb., 75 cts. 


Lobb's Nasturtiums ( Trapaolum Lobbianum, etc. ) 

This class is remarkable for the intensely brilliant colors of its 
flowers; which are a trifle smaller than those of otlier sorts. In mod- 
eratelv rich soil they climb high and bloom brilliantly. Average 
height, 6 feet. per pkt. Oz. 

Ivy-leaved. A fine new strain with dark green ivy-like 

leaves and beautiful laciniated deep scarlet flowers ...|So 05 $0 35 

Asa Gray. Yellowish white 05 i.s 

Fulgens. Dark scarlet 05 15 

Marguerite. Pale yellow, flushed blood-red 05 15 

Lucifer. Very dark scarlet 05 15 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Blood-red 05 15 

Giant of Battles. Sulphur and red 05 15 

Primrose. Cream, with brown spots 05 15 

Crystal Palace. Scarlet 05 15 

Spitfire. Brilliant scarlet 05 15 

Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 05 15 

Lilliput, Mixed 05 15 

Finest Mixed 05 15 

Gunther. A strain of French origin, remarkable for tlic wide 
range of exquisite colors : striped and blotched, mottled and varie- 
gated in the most fantastic manner. Fine for porches, vases or 
trailing on the ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb.3octs ,lb Si. 



PANSY The Favorite Flower 

For early outdoor bedding the seed is sown in August or September in a coldframe. setting the plants 2 to 3 inches apart each way. In 
the spring three-quarters of them can be lifted out for bedding and the rest left to bloom in the frame, covering the blooming plants with 
sash and covering this in severe weather but giving plenty of fresh air on mild days. The spring sowing should be made early. Seed sown 
in a cool, moist place in June will give flowering plants for fall. If they come into bloom in the heat of summer, the flowers will be small, 
but as the weather becomes cooler, they increase in size and beauty. Early fall sowings give the finest flowers. 


STOKES' STANDARD MIXED PANSY is the finest strain 
of Giant Pansies it is possible to produce. It is a blend of all that 
is finest in Pansies from France, England and Germany It is 
absolutely unrivaled in range of magnificent colors, size and sub- 
stance. To this mixture I am constantly adding the newest novel- 
ties as they are introduced, and my customers can confidently 
rely upon getting all the finest it is possible to procure in this 
choice blend. Pkt. 30 cts., 2 pkts. 50 cts., Ysoz. $1.25, oz. $j. 

Kingly Collection of Giant Pansies, Mixed. A most excellent 
strain, the same as has been sold for years by the late firm of 
Johnson & Stokes, and has given great satisfaction. Pkt. 20 cts., 
/soz. $1, oz. $5. Per pkt. 

Giant Mme. Perret. A magnificent giant strain of rare ex- 
cellence; very early, vigorous and a rich combination of 
colors $0 20 

Giant Odier. Large blotched ; show Panies; extra 10 

Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Saved from a fine collection. . 15 

Giant Trimardeau. Choice mixed flowers of an immense 
size and beautiful colors • 10 

Cassier's Giant Blotched. Unsurpassed quality, rich colors 20 

Masterpiece. A magnificent giant variet}', with curled petals 
and wide range of rich colors 15 

Orchid-flowered. New. Rare shades 20 

English Large-flowering. Fine mixed 10 

Fine Mixed 05 

Fine English Mixed 10 


Giant Adonis. Beautiful light blue 10 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful brown shades 10 

" Striped. Very effective 10 

" Peacock. Ultramarine-blue, claret and white ; extra.. 10 

" Emperor William. The best blue 10 

" Parisian. Stained; great diversity of gay colors; 

mostly five-blotched flowers ; fine 10 

" Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals purple 10 

" Lord Beaconsfield. Purple, white petals 10 

" White. With purple eye ; beautiful 10 

" Yellow. With dark eye; very fine 10 

" King of the Blacks to 

" Golden Queen. Pure yellow ; no eye 10 

" Dark Blue 10 

" Snowflake. Pure white ; extra 10 

" Hortensia. New. Red shades 10 

" President Carnot. White, with violet blotches 10 

" Five-Blotched Yellow (Pres. McKinley). Beauti- 
ful golden yellow ; each petal containing a large red- 
dish-brown blotch 25 


Per pkt. 

Azure -Blue $0 05 

Belgian Striped 05 

Black (Faust) 05 

Bronze 05 

Emperor Frederick. New. Dark red 05 

Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue 05 

Fire Dragon. Fiery orange and bronze 05 

Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals purple 05 

French. Large-flowering ; finest mixed 05 

Gold Margined 05 

White. With eye 05 

Yellow, With eye 05 

Type of Stokes' Standard Pansy 


Lord Beaconsfield. Deep purple-violet $0 05 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful golden bronze 05 

Quadricolor, or Pheasant's Eye ( Rainbow). Beautiful 05 

Snow Queen. Satiny white 05 

Striped and Mottled. Large-flowered 05 

Meteor. New. Bright brown 05 

Peacock. Ultramarine-blue, deep claret and white 05 

Red Victoria. New. Very fine 05 

Red Riding Hood. Red ; free bloomer 05 

White. Pure •• 05 

Yellow. Pure 05 




j 219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,EA. 


One of our easiest grown annuals. Can be sown where they are to 
grow or can be started in a coldframe and transplanted for earlier 
bloom. Seed of the double varieties should be very carefully sown, 
as they are less vigorous, and be sure that you save all of the weakest, 
poorest seedlings, as they probably are the best double flowers. 

SINGLE PETUNIAS (For Bedding) Perpkt. 
Dwarf Illimitable. Dwarf plants, 6 to 8 inches high ; flowers 
cherr)'-red, with a white center ; splendid for edgings, mass- 
ing, etc $0 lo 

Striped and Blotched. E.xtra strain 05 

Alba. Wliite ; suitable for cemetery 05 

Choice Single Mixed per Koz., 20c... 05 

Snowball. A new very dwarf Petunia. Its well-shaped, beau- 
tiful satiny white flowers cover the whole plant with one mass 

of bloom. Adapted for bedding or pot culture 10 

New Star. Dwarf; resembling a five-rayed star 10 


Grandiflora vinosa. Large-flowering ; finest shade of color, 
beautifully veined lo 

Grandiflora fimbriata. A fine strain, with handsomely 
frilled and fringed flowers,.. 20 

Yellow-throated. The" flowers are very large and of perfect 
form, with a broad, deep 3'ellow throat 20 

Giants of California. A California strain of incomparable 
beauty, size and lu.\-uriance The flowers are exquisitely 
ruffled or fringed on the edges, and are enormous. {See illus- 
tration ) .... 20 

NEW GIANT FRINGED BLUE [Petunia hybrida grand- 
iflora fimbriata cceriilea). enormously large, deeply cut 
and finely fringed Petunia of an exquisitely delicate steel-blue 
color beautifully veined. Free-flowering and very desirable 
in every way 15 

New grandiflora fimbriata. Crimson. A very showy va- 
riety; the flowers are of immense size, finely fringed and a 
rich crimson color 20 

Double Mixed, Best large-flowering double in finest mi.xture 25 
Extra Large-flowering, Double Fringed. This extra 
choice strain prf)diices about 30 per cent of splendid double 
fringed flowers 35 


The annual varieties should be sown in masses or ribbon beds. 
They are very easily grown from seed, giving a brilliant display of 
color. Sow as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring 
and for later blooming in May. For beds and massing nothing can 
surpass these beautiful annuals. They produce immense trusses of 
large, brilliant floweis of numberless hues throughout the summer. 
Hardy annual ; 1 54 feet. Perpkt 

Mixed Colors per oz , 50c ..jSo 05 

Large-flowering, Mixed " 75C.-- 10 

New Dwarf Large-flowering, Mixed. Splendid for pot 

culture and ribbon bedding 10 

Star of Quedlinburg. The flowers of this striking novelty are 

distinct and star-like 3 pkts., 25c... 10 

Hardy Perennial Phlox. Fine mixed varieties 10 

Re-selected Shirley Poppies growing at Ploracroft. Pkt. 5c. 

Petunia, Giants of California 

POPPY (Papaver) 

Following directl}- after the tulips, the Poppies gi\e our gardens a 
season of profusion of bloom until frost. For beds and borders, with 
a background of green, they are very beautiful. Shirley Poppies are 
beautiful for cutting; taking them early in the morning while the 
dew is still on them, they will last easilj- all day in the house. They 
are difficult to transplant, so seed should be sown where thej- are to 
bloom. Sow thinly covering over lightly, and thin the plants to 
standing a foot apart. 

RE-SELECTED SHIRLEY POPPY. An English clergyman 
has made a study of the shirley Poppy, and by careful selection of 
the most beautiful flowers has bred a strain which is unequaled for 
delicate beauty, having the finest flowers and most charming mark- 
ings. The seed I offer was grown from this extra re-selected seed 
at my Floracroft Grounds, and is without exception the finest 
strain of Shirley Poppy I have ever seen. Many of the flowers are 
semi-double, and if cut while the early dew is still on them, they 
will last until evening as cut-flowers. Pkt. 5 cts., Koz. 50 cts. 


Danebrog. \'ery showy variety ; large single flowers of bril- 
liant scarlet, with a silvery white spot on each petal, thus 
forming a white cross So 05 

Umbrosum. Richest vermilion, with a deep shining black 
spot on each petal, thus forming a black cross 05 

Shirley. These charming Poppies range in color, extending 
from pure white through the most delicateshades of pale pink, 
rose and carmine to deepest crimson 05 

Tulip Poppy (P,ipaver glaiicum). The plants grow about 14 
inches high and produce from 50 to 60 large flowers of daz- 
zling scarlet 10 

Fire Dragon. Flowers of brilliant deep scarlet, with black 
spots margined white; 2 to 2 '< feet 05 

The Bride. .\ beautiful variety, with very large, pure white, 
perfectlv formed flowers. If cut when barely expanded and 
put in water, they will last a long time 10 

Single Mixed. .Annual sorts 05 

SNOWDRIFT. Purr snowy white ; extremely double flowers 

(if perfect form and large size 05 

NEW WHITE SWAN. Immense size, very double, with 

beautifully laciniated petals and of the purest possil)le white. 05 
Mikado. Firilliant scarlet and white, with elegantly curved 

petals like a Jap.inese chrysanthemum 05 

Carnation-flowered. Splendid double - fringed flowers; 

mixed colors per oz., 20c... 05 

Peony-flowered. Large, showy, double globular flowers; 

mixed colors 05 



Never more popular than today, and greatly improved over tlie old types. A good plan is to sow them in double rows, with a wire 
trellis or row of brush in between. The seed should be put in about 5 inches deep and 8 to 10 inches apart. Do not cover more than 2 
inches deep at first, covering the vines by degrees as they grow until the trench is filled with soil. Sow just as early as the ground can be 
prepared, using bone-meal as a fertilizer. Keep them well picked and you will have bloom for a long time. 

New Race of Gigantic Orchid-flowered Sweet Peas 

AGNES ECKFORD. Very light 
pink, self color. One of the most 
delicate shades of pink; medium 

QUEEN OF SPAIN. Soft buff- 
pink, self-color, with standard very 
much curled. The tendrils, stems 
and caly.x are conspicuously tinged 
with brown. 

MRS. COLLIER. Very light prim- 
rose, self colored ; very large form. 

EARL CROMER. Claret- ma- 
genta, self color. A new shade in 
Sweet Peas. Large size. 

violet-maroon, wings violet; large 
size. A good dark variety. 

flower of finest form and most 
beautiful coloring, with the outer 
edges of the standard and wings 
beautifully crumpled or wavecl. 
The color is a silvery white, suf- 
fused with soft rose-pink, deepen- 
ing at the outer edges. 

JOHN INGMAN. A magnificent 
new orchid - flowered sort with 
beautifully fluted flowers of gigan- 
tic size. They are a rich carmine- 
rose, with wings of a deep rosy 
pink color, usually four flower's 
to a spray, borne on long, stiff 

HELEN LEWIS, Flower a beau- 
tiful orange-rose. The standard 
with the beautiful fluted effect is 
a rich crimson-orange color. 

HELEN PIERCE. Of the same 
general type as above, except that 
the color is a veiy bright blue mot- 
tled on pure white. 

GLADYS UNWIN. A fine, bold 
flower with striking wrinkled or 
wavy standard and broad wings, in 
character like Countess Spencer, but 
the most lovely shade of pink. 

PHENOMENAL. Anotherof thesame 
type. Fine bold flowers, white in 
color, tinged with rosy lavender. The 
standards are produced in pairs, be- 
ing full and wavy. 

Sweet Pea is a very vigorous grower 
and must have plenty of room. The 
color of the flower is a bright scarlet- 
red self-colored. This and Henry 
Eckford are two choice varieties for 

HENRY ECKFORD. This is a hand- 
some and distinct variety. The color 
is almost a clean orange self, the 
nearest to orange-yellow in any Sweet 

SIBYL ECKFORD. The flower of 
this charming variety is not so large, 
but the plant is very robust and free- 
flowering. The color of the flower is 
a rich apricot, shading to a delicate 

New White Spencer Sweet Pea. 

FRANK DOLBY. Pinkish mauve 
and lavender, open and wavy form 
of the Gladys Unwin type. 

GEO. HERBERT. Of the same 
type as Countess Spencer. Bright 
rose - carmine ; large, open and 
wavy form. 


Large, open and wa\ y form of the 
Gladys Unwin type. Standard 
pink shading to blush, wings blush 
shading to rose. 

NORA UNWIN. Pure white and 

white seeded ; very large, open, 
wavy form. One of the finest white 
varieties yet introduced. 
genta-rose and carmine, large size, 
open, wavy form Somewhat simi- 
lar to John Jngman, but lighter. 

WHITE SPENCER, The finest 
Sweet Pea ever offered. Th:s 
novelty produces enormous pure 
white crinkled and waved flowers. 
The standard measures 2 inches 
across, 1% inches in depth. The 
stems are long and strong. The 
strong, vigorous vines are nearly 
covered with bloom the entire sea- 
son. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30c., K lb. 75c. 

ting companion for White Spencer. 
The strong stems never have less 
than three very large flowers to 
the stem. The color is a true 
primrose. Pkt. to cts., oz. 30 cts., 
'ilb. 75 cts. 

All the above named Sweet Peas 
(except where priced), pkt. 8 cts., oz. 
20 cts., >4lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

ERED MIXED. This mixture 
contains all the large orchid-flow- 
ering varieties. To the florist, the 
Sweet Pea is a great favorite, and no 
one iijeed hesitate about purchasing' 
this mixture, as the best of care is 
taken to have all the colors of the 
beautiful crumpled waved varieties 
to blend. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 
30 cts., lb. $1. 


Will be Ready In Aug^ust 

Xmas Pink. Pink and white. 
Florence Denger. Pure white. 
Mrs. E. Wild. Carmine. 
Watchung. Pure white, black seeded. 
Each, pkt. 15 cts., oz. 30 cts., 2 ozs. 50c. 


Mrs. Alex, Wallace, Lavender. 
Mrs, Wm, Sim. Salmon-pink. 
Mrs. Chas. H. Totty. Sky-blue. 
Xmas Meteor, Scarlet. 
Each, pkt. 20 cts., oz. 50 cts., 2 ozs. 75c. 



BURPEE'S EARLIEST WHITE. Burpee's Earliest White Sweet Pea 
blooms about a week and a half earlier than jMont Blanc. It is a black- 
seeded variety. The plants grow from i6 to 20 inches high, and are con- 
tinually covered with flowers, borne upon strong stems 6 to 8 inches long. 
If planted under glass they begin to bloom when 12 inches high. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., %lh. 50 cts. 

EARLIEST OF ALL. A new and entirely distinct strain developed from 
the Extra-Early Blanche Ferry growing only iS to 24 inches in height 
when in full bloom. It flowers fully ten days in advance of Extra-Early 
Blanche Ferry, bearing a rich profusion of the beautifully tinted flowers. 
Standard bright rosy pink ; wings creamy white, suffused with pale rose. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., M\h. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

MONT BLANC. In this new variety we have a splendid companion variety 
for Earliest of All; ten days to two weeks earlier than Emily Henderson. 
The plants grow only 18 to 20 inches high when in full flower. The flowers 
are pure paper-white, of good size and generally three on a stem. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 10 cts., iilh. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

EARLIEST iSCNBEAMS. An early forcing variety of short growth, very 
much like Mont Blanc, except that the color is a rich primrose. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., ;4lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Mixed Sweet Peas. This is a combination or 

^—^—^^^—^—^^^——^——^-^ blend of the new Spencer 
or Orchid-flowering type which are separatelj' described on page 73. Thej- 
include many of the very finest varieties of this magnificent strain, including 
the Spencer and Unwin types in the finest named varieties. Great care is taken 
to see that all the colors are represented, so that I believe, in Stokes' Standard 
Mixed, I am giving you the finest assortment of this favorite flower that it is 
possible to produce. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. .so cts., lb. $1.50. 

Stokes' Elite Mixtur e of Sweet Peas. T'^'f "^'^1"'^^ consists of 

— — — — ^— ^— — — ^— ^— — — the large-nowering named 
varieties that are given on the bottom of this page, and will make a very 
superior mixture. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Eckford's Large-Flowering Mixed Sweet Peas, "^'^'f strain 

— — a 1 1 h o u g h 

not embracing the most recent novelties, contains a good assortment of the 
famous Eckford Sweet Peas. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts., 
postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts. 


Price of all Cupids, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb- 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. postpaid 

Stokes' Elite Mixture of Sweet Peas 

Prima Donna. Clear pink. 
Royalty. Dark rose, shading pink. 
Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Boreatton. Rich wine-brown. 

Countess of Radnor. Lavender. 
Salopian. Crimson-scarlet. 
White. Pure white. 



Price of any of the following sorts, pkt. 5 

Dainty. White, with pink edge 

cts., oz. 10 cts., H^b. 20 cts., i^lb. 30 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Dorotby Eckford. Fine pui e while ; large. 
Mont Blanc. New. Earliest-flowering while. 
Nymphaea. White, running pink ; large, semi- 

hooaed form. 
Sliasta. Very large pure white. Far superior to 

Emily Henderson. 

Earliest Sunbeams. Rich primrose; early forc- 
ing variety. 
Son. Mrs. E. Kenyon. Primrose. 
Queen Victoria. Light primiose self-colored. 
Stella Morse. Rich primrose, flushed pink. 

Jeannie Gordon. Orange-pink, deeper veined. 
Evelyn Byatt. Standard scarlet-orange, wings 

Miss Wilmott. Orange-pink, veined with deeper 

shade : very large-flowering. 
Solton's Pink. Orange pink, veined with rose. 


Apple Blossom. Shaded pink and white. 
Countess of Latham. Delicate pink self. 
Hon. F. Bouverie. Standard and wings both 

deep pink at base, shading lo ligbl pink. 
Lovely. Soft shell-pink ; large-flowering. 
Marchioness of Cholmondeley. Cream, 

shaded and edged whh pink. 
Prima Donna. The softest clear pink self. 

Earliest of All. Pink and while; very early. 
Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Modesty. Most delicate shade of pink and white. 

Janet Scott. Deep bright pink. 
Lady Skelmersdale. Standard light carmine, 

shading lo while, wings almost pure white. 
Majestic. New. Rich deep rose-pink self. 
Royal Rose. Standard rose, wings light pink ; 
very large-flowering. 


Mrs. Dusdale. Crimson-rose, self-colored. One 
of the largest-flowered. 

Prince of Wales. Rose-crimson, self-colored; 
flowers extra large. 

Lord Roseberry. Rose-magenta, flushed crim- 
son ; large size. 

Coccinea. Cherrv-red, 
King Edward Vil. Scarlet; very large. 
Prince Edward of York. Standard crimson- 
scarlet, wings crimson ; extra large. 
Salopian. The best of the crimson-scarlets. 


Black Knigrht. Deep maroon, self-colored. 
Duke of Clarence. Rich deep claret self. 
Duke of Sutherland. Clarel and indigo-blue. 
Othello. A. very deep glossy maroon self. 
Shahzada. Rich dark maroon shaded purple. 

Captivation. Light purple-magenta. 
Dorothy Tennant. Rich rosy mauve self. 
Emily Eckford. Rosy mauve, changing to an 

almost true blue. 
Admiration. Rosy mauve, on ground of light 




Captain of the Blues. Standard purple-blue, 

wings bright blue. 

Countess Cadogan. Standard light bluish pur- 
ple, wings clear Dlue. 

Duke of Westminster. Standard clear pur- 
ple, wings purple, with tint of violet. 

Mrs. Walter Wright. Reddish violet ; very 

Navy Blue. Standard indigo and violet, wings 
indigo, shading to navy-blue and bright blue. 

Cotintess of Radnor. Pale mauve or lavender. 
Lady Grisel Hamilton. Standard mauve, 

wings lavender ; flowers extra large. 
Lady Nina Balfour. Delicate light lavender. 


White, shaded and edged with 

White, edged and shaded with 

Lottie Eckford 

soft lavender. 
Maid of Honor. 

light blue. 

America. Crimson-scarlet, striped on while. 
Aurora. Orange-rose, striped on white. 
Golden Rose. Primrose, striped and mottled 

with pink ; very large. 
Jessie Cuthbertson. Creamy white, striped 

with rose. 

Lottie Hutchins. Cream, flaked with pink. 
Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain. White, striped and 

flaked heavily willi pale rose ; one of the largest- 


RICINUS (Castor-Oil Plant) 

Makes splendid center for a large bed, with cannas and caladiums 
planted around it. Excellent for screening unsightly buildings. Sow 
the seed in the spring where they are to grow. Perpkt. Oz. 

Duchess of Edinburgh. The stems and leaves are of. 
a bright metallic bronze. Very decorative for large 

lawns or the center of small beds $0 05 $0 20 

Zanzibariensis. The leaves of this new variety attain 
a gigantic size, measuring 2 to 25^ feet across, and in- 
clude liglit and dark green and coppery bronze colors. 05 15 

Gibsoni. Handsome deep red foliage 05 

Mixed. Many choice sorts 05 15 



One of the most beautiful bedding plants To be planted in masses 
or in borders in front of porticos or around beds of cannas, etc. Sow 
the seed in boxes or frames in March and set the plants out the 
latter part of May. p^r pkt. 

Splendens (Scarlet Sage) Jo 10 

Patens ( Blue Sage) 10 

New Salvia Splendens *' Silverspot." The leaves have 
light sulphur or cream-colored spots of various sizes liberally 

sprinkled over them 10 

Clara Bedman, Bonfire. Very compact, with long, erect 
spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers. The finest Salvia ever intro- 
duced, and by far the best for bedding and massing on the 
lawn per oz., $2. ■ 10 


These beautiful plants are unsurpassed for bedding, edgings, pot 
culture, house or conservatory decoration and for cutting. Sow 
under glass in March or April, transplanting the seedlings when an 
inch high, and transfer to garden beds in May in good, deep, rich, 
soil, setting the plants i foot apart. Per pkt. 

Largest Flowering Pyramidal Ten Weeks. The large 
double flowers are produced in great profusion, the spikes 
being compact, pyramidal, and the plants of a very neat habit 
of growth. I offer Blood-Red, Crimson, White, Pink, 

Blue, All Colors Mixed. Each So 10 

Dfvarf Wallflower-leaved, Mixed 10 

Snowflake. A fine variety, with very large and double pure 

wliite flowers 10 

Princess Alice (Cut-and-Come- Again ) . A perpetual-blooming, 

double, pure white; excellent for cutting 10 

Giant Crimson (Cut-and-Come-Again). A perpetual bloomer, 
similar to above, with large brilliant crimson flowers 15 


A very conspicuous and handsome new winter Stock of quick 
growth, with flowers of very large size. If the seed is sown by the 
end of May the plants will bloom in September and continue to 
bloom during the winter. Per pkt. 

Pink $010 

Pure White 10 

Queen Alexandra. Delicate rosy lilac 15 

Almond-flowered. New 20 

Crimson King. New 10 

Beauty of Nice. The above colors, mixed 15 

$0 25 


SUNFLOWER (Helianthus) 

Stately decorative plants, their golden yellow disks showing off 
beautifully among shrubbery, and for backgrounds and screens. 
Some of the single varieties are exceedingly decorative. Sow the 
seed in the open ground in the spring, letting the plants stand 3 to 4 
feet apart each way. 

Stella. Beautiful single flowers of purest golden yellow, 

each with a black disk $0 05 

Seedlings of Stella. Of similar growth, with bright 

single flowers of several shades per 'Aoz., 20 cts. .. 10 

Miniature ( Helianthus cucitnierif alius ) . Covered with 

hundreds of brightest orange, small, single flowers; of 

of pyramidal growth, with bright neat foliage 05 20 

Many-flowered (H. viultijlorus fl. pi.). Very orna- 
mental. Grows erect, 4 feet high, and at each leaf- 
joint a short stem is terminated with a handsome 

double flower 10 20 

Californicus plenissimus. Extra large, double saf- 
fron-colored flowers 05 

Globosus fistulosus ( Dahlia Sunflower). Flowers very 
double and of medium size 05 


Exceedingly useful for beds, borders, mounds or vases ; well 
adapted for window-boxes. For early spring bloom, sow the seeds 
under glass in February, soaking the seed a few hours in tepid water, 
and sow in seed-boxes, covering one-fourth inch deep and watering 
rather sparingly. Transplant to the open ground when it is warm. 
beautiful flowers is unexcelled The individual flowers are very 
frequently larger than a silver quarter. The colors are rich and 
varied. pgr pkt. Oz. 

White, Scarlet, Pink, Purple, Striped. Each $0 10 Si 50 

Mammoth Mixed 10 i 25 

Fine Mixed 05 i 00 

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora) 10 

NEW MOSS VERBENA. This new strain of Ver- 
bena is not over 6 inches high, but branches and 
literally covers the ground. It is smothered with 
flowers of the true Verbena type all summer long. It 
is valuable anywhere but especially so for bedding 
and edging .* 10 


Very popular, easily-grown annuals, blooming abundantly and 
continuously throughout the entire season. Sow seed in the open 
ground, in the spring, where they are to grow. pgr pkt. 

Mammoth (Robusla plenissima\. Large flowers, double and 

of striking colors ; bushy habit per oz. , 40 cts. . .$0 10 

Large-flowering Double Dwarf — Scarlet, Orange, 

White, Canary. Each 05 

Striped Zebra. A superb strain ; the petals being distinctly 

striped. They run through all shades known to the Zinnia.. 10 
Curled and Crested. Large flowers with twisted petals; 

great range of color 10 

Dwarf Varieties. Mixed per oz., 35 cts.. . 05 

Tall Varieties " 25cts. .. 05 

Large -flowering Zinnias 



Stokes' Choice Seeds for Conservatory and House 

It is very fascinating work to raise tliese choice plants from seed, and many of the finest varieties can be easilv grown in the house, with 
care and attention. For winter bloom the seed should be sown in shallow boxes or pans during the spring or early summer. The finer seeds 
must not be covered more than one-eighth inch deep and the soil pressed closely' down over them. Never allow it to become bone dry. 
Some varieties are more surely started under a pane of glass and sheltered from the strong rays of the sun. As soon as the plants have two 
leaves, they should be transplanted into another pan or box, handling them very carefully. 



BEGOXIAS, Single Tuberous-rooted. Magnificent flowers Pki- 
of great substance and rich colors. Single blooms some- 
times measure 6 inches across, the flowers ranging through 
ivory-white to bronzy yellow, crimson, orange, red, rose 

and pink. Prefers shade 2 pkts , 25 cts. .. 

Tuberous-rooted Double, Mixed. Carefully hybridized 

producing about 25 per cent of double flowers 25 

Rex Varieties . Very large ornamental leaves, great variety 
of markings 25 

CALCEOLARIA. Gorgeous plants, with pocket- shaped 
flowers; brilliant colors — yellow, maroon and crimson, 
spotted and mottled in the most unique fashion. 
Hybrida grandiflora. A fine strain of the largest, most 
brilliantly colored and spotted flowers 25 

CINERARIA. Magnificent flowering plants for spring decora- 
tion of the conservatory or window-garden, ranging, through 
all the shades of white, blue, violet and crimson, covering 
the plants with a sheet of b 00m. 

Hybrida. Large-flowering, finest mixed. Unrivaled 

Stellata. Improved hybrids. Beautiful pyramidal plants, 
with medium-sized, star-like flowers in colors of rose, white, 
carmine and blue; an exceedingly decorative pot plant 

COLEUS, Fine Mixed. Large leaves 10 

CYCLAMEN. Popular 
fret-Ill iwering bulb- 
ous plants for I'lOMse 
and conservatory 
culture, w i t h bril- 
liant - hued flowers, 
poising airly above 
the foliage, flowers 
ranging from white 
to darkest crimson. 
Crimson Queen. 
Rich, deep carmine- 
red. Pkt. 25 cts. 
Pure White. With 
claret buds. Pkt. 
25 cts. 
Superb Cherry 
Color. Pkt. 2,=; cts. 
L a r g e - f lowering. 
Purest white. Pkt. 
25 cts. 





CYCLAMEN, Bright Rose. With claret buds $0 25 

Giganteum. Choice mixed 25 

Persicum, Choice mixed 15 

Papilio, or Butterfly. Beautiful fairy-like flowers, with 

crumpled and undulated petals 30 

Giganteum Rococo. A new type, with petals spread out 
fan-shaped. \'ery curious and strikingly beautiful. Mixed 

flowers 30 

FERNS. Greenhouse varieties, mixed 15 

GERANIUMS. Easily raised from seed, and if started early- 
will bloom the same season. 

Zonale. Mixed 10 

Apple-scented. Very fragrant 10 

GLOXINIA. Charming greenhouse plants, with flowers of the 
most exquisite and gorgeous colors, beautifully spotted and 

Giant-flowered. Choice mixed sorts 25 

PRIMULA. These brightest and very free-flowering plants 
are most desirable for growing in the house during the win- 
ter months or for the conservatory decoration. Prefers a 
cool room : will bloom freely in a north window. 
Stokes' Standard Mixture. This is the finest Primula 

seed obtainable, embracing all of tlie best flowers 25 

Kermesina splendens. Rich crimson 25 

Alba magnifica. Snow-white .' 25 

Peach Blossom. White, with pink 25 

Blue. Clear sky-blue 25 

Rosea. A beautiful pink 25 

Striata. White and lavender 25 

Double Giants. A fine strain of double-flowering sorts 35 

Obconica. Lovely strain, bearing beautiful single flowers on 
long, slender stems. Is really an everhlooming plant, pro- 
ducing clustersof flowers continuously throughout theyear. 15 

Grandiflora, Mixed i.s 

Grandiflora rosea 15 

Grandiflora, Pure White 15 

Forbesii { Babv Primrose). Easily grown from seed, and 
throwing up late in the spring beautiful sprays of rosy lilac 
flowers in a seemingly never-ending profusion of bloom ... 20 
SWAINSONIA alba. Pure white. A popular house plant, 
resembling the sweet peas; of easiest culture and ever- 
blooming. 2 to 3 feet 10 

Wild Flower Garden ui Floracroft 

Wild Flower Garden Mixture 

These mixed flower seeds embrace more than a hundred varieties 
of such easy-growing and pretlv flowers as are suitable for forming 
a Wild Flower Garden. They are very useful for woodland walks, 
roadsides, railroad embankments, and for sowing alongside of fences 
and on untidy bare spotsof ground which are so fre(|uently unsightly, 
and w hirh, if properlv cared for and kept free from weeds, can be 
made to produced a continual display of bloom during the stnnmer. 
Best Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l{\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 




Asparagus Plumosus Nanus 

ADLUMIA (Allegheny Vine). A hardy climber, feathery foli- PUt. 

age, rose-colored flowers ; 15 ft $0 10 

AMPEIiOPSlS Veitchii (Boston Ivy)- Valuable hardy climb- 
er, clingiiia: to stone or brick walls ; dense foliage ; 30 ft 10 

ASPARAGUS plumosus nanus. A beautiful greenhouse 

climber, with fern-like 
foliage. Very largely 
used by florists for 


per 100 seeds, 75c. . . 15 
plumosus robustus. 

Height 10 ft 

100 seeds, 75c. . . 15 
Sprengeri. A deco- 
rative perennial vine 
for vases and pots, 
with drooping fronds 

4 feet long 

100 seeds, 50c. . . 10 
Rapid-growing an- 
nual climber ; white 
flowers, followed by 
a balloon-like seed- 
pod ; 15 feet 05 

CANARY BIRD VINE ( Tropaolum peregrinum ). Grace- 
ful annual climber, with yellow flowers ; look like a butter- 
fly ; i,s feet 10 

CLEMATIS. Hardy perennial climber. 

Flammula. Feathery white fragrant flowers ; 25 feet 05 

Paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbers. Fragrant 

white flowers; 30 feet peroz.,$i.. 10 

Jackman's Large-flowering Hybrids. Large flowers 3 

to 4 inches in diameter; white, purple, blue, etc 10 

Cocclnea. Scarlet, tubular flowers 10 

COBAEA scandens. A beautiful, rapid-growing climber. 
Tender perennial, with hell-shaped flowers, green at first, 

changing to a beautiful deep violet-blue ; 20 to 30 feet 10 

CYPRESS VINE. A climbing annual, with fine, feathery 
foliage and pretty, star-shaped flowers. 

Crimson ' per 02., 25 cts. . 

White " 25 cts. . 

Scarlet. Ivy-leaved '' 25 cts.. 

Mixed Sorts " 25 cts. . 

DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). Annual climber of rapid 
grow th, with clusters of bean-like f.owers ; 10 feet. 

Lablab. Mi.\ed, white, red, etc 05 

Giant. Crimson wistaria-like clusters 10 

Purple Soudan. Purple stem, with beautiful, sweet pea- 
like flowers, white and rose in color; and following the 
flowers there come beautiful glossy, dark red seed-pods. 

\'ery ornamental 10 

GOURDS. Rapid - growing climbers, with beautiful orna- 
mental foliage ; also, the curious fruits are very useful ; the 
interior of the Luffa takes the place of sponges, dishcloths, 
etc. ; the egg-shaped can be used in place of the glass eggs 
in nests. There isn't any variety but what can be made 
useful if so desired. Cultivate the same as melons or 
squashes. Height from S to 15 feet. 

Dishcloth, or Luffa. per oz., 25 cts. . . 10 

Dipper, Nest Egg, Sugar Trough, Hercules Club, Bot- 
tle, Mock Orange, Mixed .per oz., 20 cts... 05 

HUMULUS Japonica (Japanese Hop) Rapid-growing an- 
nual climlier, with dt-nse foliage ; 25 feet 05 

Japonica variegata. A beautiful variety of the above, 
with variegated foliage 10 

KENILWORTH IVY. A very neat climber, clinging to 

walls. Valualile for hanging-baskets, vases, etc 10 

LATHYRUS. These are everlasting, or hardy Sweet Peas, 
growing 6 to 8 feet high, with flowers borne in large clus- 
ters Valuable for growing over rock or rock trellis. 

Latifolius. Red; flowers a beautiful scarlet 10 

Latifolius albus. Pure white flowers 10 

Splendens. A fine variety from California, bearing large 

clusters of brilli.ant deep rose-colored flowers 10 

Pink Beauty. An e.xquisite shade of pink on the standards, 

being paler in the center per oz. , 20 cts. . . 10 

, Crimson " 2octs. .. 10 

Mixed Colors " 20 cts... 10 



MOONFLOWER Upomcea grandiflora noctiflora). White- pkt. 
seeded Moonflower. No one who has a trellis or ar- 
bor to cover should neglect to plant the Moonflower — the 
most rapid-growing of all annual climbing vines. The vines 
are literally covered with thousands of immense pure white 
fragrant flowers, opening in the evening and remaining 
open until noon the following day, and if cloudy, all day, 
many of them measuring over 7 inches across Planted in 
rich ground, in a sunny situation, and given plenty of wa- 
ter, the vines attain a height of 75 feet. Plants, 10 cts. each, 
by mail 15 cts $0 10 


IMPERIAL JAPANESE. We had to wait for the little Jap- 
anese to show us what a beautiful plant the Morning-Glory 
could be One great charm of these plants lies in the great 
variety and infinite beauty of its foliage, as well as the size 
and beauty of the flowers, the latter varying from pure 
white to rose, crimson and carmine, through blues and pur- 
ples of everj' shade. The vines are vigorous, growing to a 
height of 30 or 40 feet in rich soil 3 pkts. , 25 cts.. . 10 

Japanese Single Fringed. These are beautiful, velvety 
fringed varieties. The colors of the flowers are almost in- 
describable 10 

Tricolor roseus. Rose-color, with white center and bands 
of golden yellow 05 

Major, Mixed (Common Morning-Glory) oz., 15 cts... 05 


Mauritanicus. Trailing plant for baskets ; blue 10 

Minor, Mixed 05 

MAURANDIA Barclayana. An annual half-hardy climber, 
6 feet, with purple gloxinia-like flowers; blooms the first 

season from seed 10 

Mixed Colors 

PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora). Tender perennial vine 
for greenhouse or summer garden. 

Coerulea. Large; violet and blue 

SCARLET RUNNER BEAN. Not only an ornamental 

climber, but makes a delicious edible bean 

Pint, by mail, 25 cts. . . 
SMILAX. A tender perennial climber, with small, glossy 
green leaves. \'ery beautiful ; used by florists for decora- 
tions per ViOz., 15 cts. ; oz., 50 cts. . . 

WILD CUCUMBER. A very rapid-growing climber which 
reaches a height of 30 feet in one season. It is covered with 
beautiful clusters of white sweet-scented flowers, followed 
by an abundance of ornamental prickly seed-pods and w ill 
reproduce itself from self-sown seed every year Hardy 
annual per oz., 25 cts... 



Japanese Morning-Glory. Pkt. 10 cis. 


WALTEBv. P- STOKES j 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA.PA.. 

Flower Seeds, General List 

Per pkt. 

Abroaia ambellata. Charming an- 
nual trailer for vases, etc $o 05 

AbutUon. Large, bell-shaped flowers, 

richly veined ; tender perennial 10 

Acroclinlum. An everlasting for win- 
ter bouquets 05 

Adlnmia cirrhosa (Allegheny Vine). 
See page 77. 

Adonis aestivalis. Garden annual 
with crimson flowers, feathery 
foliage 05 

Ageratam. See page 65. 

Alyssum. See page 65. 

Amarantus caudatns ( Love - Lies- 
Bleeding). Garden annual; crimson 

flowers; height, 3 feet 05 

Tricolor (Joseph's Coat). Showy 
annual foliage plant ; leaves red, 
3-ellow and green; height, 3 feet... 05 

Ampelopsis Veitehii. See page 77. 
Antirrhinnm. See page 65. 
Aquilegia (Columbine). A hardy 
Chrysantba. Flower large, long, 

canary-colored spurs ; height, 3 ft. . 10 
Coerulea (Blue Columbine). One of 
the most beautiful. Sepals blue, 

petals white ; height, 3 feet 20 

Skinneri (Mexican Columbine). 
Long crimson spurs, tipped with 

light green; height, 3 feet 20 

Single Varieties Mixed 05 

Double Varieties Mixed 05 

Long - Spurred Hybrids. These 
elegant and graceful Columbines 
are more effective and beautiful than 
any other variety. Long - spurred 
flowers of various colors. Of easy 
cultivation and are propagated by 
seed or by division of the roots. 
Aretotis grandis (African Daisy). 
One of the most beautiful and easily 
grown annuals in existence. The 
flower is white, with a blue center 
and a yellow band at the base of the 

petals ... 10 

Asparagus, Ornamental. See p. 77. 
Asters. See page 64. 
Balloon Vine. See page 77. 
Balsam. See page 65. 
Begonia (Tuberous-rooted). Page 76. 
Vernon. Red, waxy flowers, borne 
in great profusion ; foliage green, 

turning red 10 

Brachycome (Swan River Daisy). 
Dwarf-growing annual ; single blue 

or white flowers; mixed 05 

Browallia. A charming annual. 

Speciosa major. A free-flowering 
bedding plant. Large flowers of a 
most brilliant amethyst-blue, with 

white throat 10 

Bellis perennis. See Daisy. 
Cacalia (Flora's Paint Brush). A gar- 
den annual, with tassel - shaped 
flowers. Golden yellow and scarlet 

mixed 05 

Calceolaria. See page 76. 

Calendula, Orange King. Dwarf 
bushy aivnual; rich orange color. 

per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Per pkt. 

Calendula, Lemon Queen. Large, 

light yellow flowers oz. 20c. ..$0 05 

Meteor. Double ; yellow, striped 

orange per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Prince of Orange. Glittering 

orange and yellow oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Ranuncnloides (Garden Marigold). 

Handsome double flowers 05 

Fine Mixed per oz. 15 cts. . . 05 

Calliopsis, Golden Wave. Showy 
garden annual ; golden yellow flow- 
ers ; height, 2 feet 05 

Drummondii. Showy, free-flowering 
annual ; yellow, with a circle of 

crimson brown ; height, i foot 05 

Atrosanguinea. Dark crimson ; 

height, 2 feet 05 

Mixed per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Campanula. See page 65 
Canary Bird Flower. See page 77. 
Candytuft. See page 66. 
Cannas, Crozy's Dwarf Large- 
flowering Mixed oz. 15 cts... 05 

TaU Mixed 05 

Carnation. See page 66. 
Castor-Oil Plant. See Ricinus, p. 76. 
Celosia. See Cockscomb, page 67. 
Centaurea. See page 66. 
Chrysanthemums. Single annual 

Double annual. Mixed 05 

Mixed Varieties 05 

Golden Wheel. Yellow petals, 
around a purple disk in the center ; 

very striking 10 

Evening Star. Golden yellow flower, 
3 to 4 inches across ; choice for cut 

flowers 10 

Maximum. A choice hardy peren- 
nial ; snow-white flowers ; valuable 

for cut bloom 05 

Cineraria. See page 76. 

Maritima (White - leaved Dusty 

Miller) 05 

Clarkia elegans. Charming annual ; 

large purple flowers 05 

Single Mixed 05 

Double Mixed 05 

Clematis. See page 77. 
Cleome pungens ( Giant Spider Plant ) . 
A showy, rose - colored annual ; 

height, 3 feet 05 

Cobaea. See page 77. 
Coleus. See page 76. 
Coreopsis lanceolata. Very beautiful 
hardy perennial ; lovely bright 
golden yellow flowers on long stems. 10 
Cosmos. See page 67. 
Cockscomb. See page 67. 
Crotalaria retusa. See page 67. 
Cyclamen. See page 76. 
Cypress Vine. See Climbers, p. 77. 
Dahlia. Although perennial, these 
flower from seed the first season if 
sown early. 
Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. 10 
Choice Single Varieties. Mixed. . 10 
Choice New Cactus Varieties, 
Mixed 10 


Per pkt. 

Datura cornucopia (Horn of Plenty). 
Immense trumpet-shaped flowers, 
white inside, marbled with purple 

on the outside So 10 

Golden Queen. Yellow flowers. 
Delphinium. See page 67. 
Dianthus. See page 68. 
Digitalis. See page 67. 
Dolichos. See climbers, page 77. 
Dracaena Indivisa. .A favorite plant 
for pots and vases ; narrow, long 

green leaves 10 

Edelweiss. The charming white, vel- 
vet flower of Switzerland 20 

Eschscboltzia (California Poppies). 
.\nnuals of easy culture. 

California. Yellow and orange 05 

Rose Cardinal. Rich, rosy purple . 05 

Single Mixed. All colors 05 

Double Mixed. All colors 05 

Evening Primrose. Delicate pale yel- 
low flowers ' 05 

Everlasting Flowers — 

Acroclinium roseum. Double, 

bright rose flower 05 

Ammobium alatum grandUDomm. 

Large and pure white 05 

Gompbrena (Bachelor's Buttons). 

\'arious colors 05 

Helipterum. Golden yellow 05 

Helichrysum. Double ; various 

colors 05 

Rbodanthe. Rich assorted colors. . 05 
Xeranthemum. Brilliant flowers . . 05 
Four O'clock. See Marvel of Peru. 
Foxglove. See page 67. 
Gaillardia. Beautiful showy annuals. 
Picta Lorenziana. Double Finest 

Mi.\;ed 05 

Picta grandiflora. Large, rich 

crimson and yellow flowers 05 

Picta nana (Painted Lady). Crim- 
son, bordered with yellow 05 

Geranium. See page 76. 
Gloxinia. See page 76. 
Godetia, Lady Satin Rose. Showy 
annual ; bright crimson, tinged with 

pale lilac flowers 05 

Bijou. Dwarf ; white flowers, with 

crimson spot on each petal 05 

Lady Albemarle. Dark crimson ... 05 

Choice Mixed per oz. 20c. . . 05 

Gourds. See page 77. 
Grasses (Ornamental). 
Coix lachryma (Job's Tears). 2 ft. 05 
Eriantbus Ravennae. Very orna- 
mental ; 10 feet 05 

Gynerium argentenm (Pampas 

Grass). :o feet 05 

Purple Fountain Grass. Very 

decorative; plumes i foot long 10 

GreviUea robnsta (Silk Oak). Beau- 
tiful fern-leaved foliage plant 10 

Gypsophila elegans. Charming for 
mixing in bouquets. Star-shaped, 
white andpink flowers, .per oz. 20c. 05 

Panioulata. Small white flowers. 
Fine for mixing, particularly with 
sweet peas oz. 40c . . 05 

§XQli£§ ' ;§gE^n FLOWEfi^ SEEDS 


Per pkt. 

Helianthus. See Sunflower. 

Heliotrope, Finest Mixed $o 05 

Kingof the Blaclis. Rich dark pur- 
ple, deliciously fragrant 10 

Lemoine's Giant Hybrids. Very 
fragrant 10 

Hibiscus (Marsh Mallow). 
Africanns. Creamy yellow, with 

purple center 05 

Palustris. Large pink flowers 05 

Californicus. Large white, carmine 

center... 10 

Sunset. Very large yellow ; fine ... 10 

Hollyhock. See page 68. 

Humulus. See Climbers, page 77. 

Ipomoea. See Moonfiower. 

Jerusalem Cherry. A very useful pot 
plant for winter decoration. It is of 
branching habit ; covered all winter 
with a profusion of bright scarl'^t 
berries ; small leaves. Very orna- 
mental ; I foot 05 

Kenilworth Ivy. See Climbers, p. 77. 

Kochia scoparia. See page 69. 

Kudzn Vine. See page 11. 

Lantana. Tender perennial ; orange, 

white and pink flowers: i to 3 feet. 05 

Larkspur, Emperor. Beautiful long 

spikes of flowers. ... 05 

Dwarf German Rocket (Hyacinth- 
flowered Larkspur) 05 

Lathyrus (Everlasting Pea). See 
Climbers, page 77. 

Lobelia. See page 6g. 

Love-in-a-Mist(Nigella). See page69. 

Lychnis Chalcedonica. Hardy an- 
nual; scarlet flowers 05 

Marigold. See page 69. 

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis; Four 
O'Clocks). Pretty free- flowering 
annuals of easy culture. 

Mixed Flowers oz. iscts. .. 05 

White Tom Thumb. Snow-white 
flowers 05 

Matricaria eximia fl. pi. (Double 

White Feverfew) 10 

Maurandia. See page 77. 

Mesembryanthemum crystalli- 
num ( Ice Plant ) . Beautiful for edg- 
ings ; flowers white, with ice-like 
foliage per oz. 50 cts. . . 05 

Mignonette. See page 69. 

Mimulas moschatus (Monkey Flow- 
er or Musk Plant). Beautiful yel- 
low flowers 05 

Momordica balsamina (Balsam Ap- 
ple) per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Char antia (Balsam Pear) .peroz. 20c. 05 

Moonfiower. See page 77. 

Per pkt. 

Morning-Glory. See page 77. 

Myosotis. See page 68. 

Nasturtium. See page 70. 

Nicotiana. See page 69. 

Nigella. See page 69. 

Passion Flower. See page 77. 

Pansy. See page 71. 

Petunia. See page 72. 

Phlox Drummondii. See page 72. 

Pinks. See Dianthus, page 68. 

Poppy, Annual. See page 72. 

Hardy Perennial Poppy. 
New Iceland Mixed. This new 
strain of hardy perennial Poppies 
will bloom the first season from 
spring-sown seed. The dwarf bushy 
plants are continually covered witli 
medium-sized single flowers of va- 
rious colors from June to October; 

fine for cutting $0 10 

Orientale Hybrids, Mixed. Among 
hardy perennials these are unequal- 
ed for beauty in gardens and hardy 
borders ; height, 2 to 3 feet ; flowers 
immense, measuring 6 inches across 
and of various colors, such as sal- 
mon, fiery scarlet, rose, lilac, etc... 15 
Orientale. Dark scarlet, purple 
spots 10 

Portulaca. Charming annuals, bloom- 
ing profusely anywhere. Sow seed 

Finest Single Mixed. A large va- 
riety, of the most brilliant colors 

per oz. 30 cts. 0,5 

Double Rose - flowered Mixed. 
The most brilliant shades and 

choice flowers 10 

Primula. See page 76. 

Veris (Cowslip, Mixed). Early 

spring-flowering, hardy plant 05 

Vulgaris (English Primrose). Easy- 
growing hardy plant ; bright yel- 
low, fragrant flowers 05 

Pyrethrum parthenif olium aureum 
(Golden Feather). Fine for edging. 
Hardy perennial .... per oz. 50 cts. . 05 
Roseum (Persian Insect Powder 
Plant). Yellow center, with pink 

rays ; fern-like foliage 10 

Rioinus (Castor-Oil Plant). Seep. 75. 
Rudbeckia (Golden Glow). A free- 
flowering perennial, grows from 4 
to 6 feet high and produces an 
abundance of bright yellow flowers. 10 
Salvia (Scarlet Sage). See page 75. 

Salpiglossis (Velvet Flower). Very 
handsome annual, beautifully 
marked and pencilled flowers, with 
great variety of colors. Valuable 
for cutting. 

Per pkt. 

Fine Mixsd $0 05 

Grandiflora. Large-flowering type, 

very rich in colors 05 

Superbissima. Magnificently rich 
and beautiful flowers: exquisitely 
veined ". 10 

Scabiosa (Mourning Bride). A hand- 
some border plant, producing in 
great profusion very double flowers 
in various shades and colors. 

Dwarf Mixed 05 

TaU Mixed 05 

Schizanthus, Mixed. A free-blooming 
annual with large curiously shaped 
flowers, beautifully spotted with 
crimson, lilac, purple and orange ; 
fine for beds and cutting 05 

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa). Leaves 

close if touched 05 

Smilax. See Climbers, page 77. 

Stevia Serrata.. Free-blooming plant, 
pure white fragrant flowers; excel- 
lent for cutting 10 

Stocks. See page 75. 

Stokesia cyanea (Stokes' Aster, or 
Cornflower). Beautiful blue flowers, 

borne freely until frost lo 

Sunflower (Helianthus). See page 75. 
Sweet Peas. See page 73-74. 
Sweet William (Dianlhtis barbaius). 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed 

per oz. 25 cts. . . 05 

Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. 

per oz. 75 cts. . . 10 

Choice Auricula-flowered. Very 
large flowers in splendid variety of 

colors, with white margins 10 

Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan). 

Alba oculata. White, with dark eye 05 

Aurantiaca. Orange, dark eye 05 

Bakeri. Pure white 05 

Fine Mixed. Choice shades. oz. 40c. 05 
Alata. Buff, dark eye. See general 

list 05 

Torenia Fournieri. Very useful or- 
namental plant for borders and 

baskets 25 

Tropaeolum (Canary Bird Flower). 

See Climbers, page 77. 
Verbena. See page 75. 
Violet, Single White. Hardy peren- 
nial 10 

Single Blue 10 

Wallflower. Hardy perennial. 

Choice Double Mixed 10 

Single Mixed per oz. 25 cts 05 

Zinnia. See page 75. 

What They Say of Stores' Standard Seeds 

Fanny E. Shumway, 21 Elm st., Lowville, N. Y., writes February 26, 1908: "Were greatly pleased last year with flowers from your house. 
Took several premiums at county fairs. The double petunias were praised far and near, and numerous inquiries made where the seed came from. 

John G. Young, Albany, N. Y., writes July 30, 1908: "The cinerarias grown from your seed last year were the pride of Albany. Some 
of the trusses measured from 1 5 to 20 inches across." 

P. B. Linville, 1974 Portland ave., Louisville, Ky., writes January 29, 1908: "The finest pansies 1 ever grew came from your store." 




Summer-flowering bulbs are of easiest culture, giving most beautiful bloom. The bulbs and roots offered below are all of blooming size 
and must not be compared with those so largeh- advertised at ridiculoush- low prices. 

Dahlias, Cannas, Caladiums, Gladioli and Begonias are tender sorts and will not live out over winter, but can be taken up in the fall 
and kept in the cellar until the following spring. 

Peonies, Japanese Lilies, Iris, etc, are entirely hardy and will increase in strength and beauty from year to year. 


The tuberous-rooted Begonias are among the handsomest of our 
summer-flowering bulbs. They bloom continuously throughout the 
summer till frost cuts them. Planted either in the rockery or flower 
border, they rival the rose with their rich and varied colors, ranging 
from the most delicate shades of white, yellow and salmon to the 
most striking crimson and scarlet. Give a location shaded from mid- 
day sun. 

Single. White, Scarlet, Crimson. Rose and Yellow. Each lo cts., 
3 for 25 cts., doz. 80 cts. postpaid ; by express, $5 per 100. 

Single. Choice Mi.xed. Each 7 cts., doz. 60 cts. postpaid; hy ex- 
press, $4 per 100. 

Double. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 15 cts., 

2 for 25 cts., doz. Si 50, postpaid. 
Double. Choice Mixed. Each 12 cts., 6 for 60 cts., doz. $1 postpaid 


No other plant is better adapted to our climate for outdoor bed- 
ding, and nothing, costing so little, excels them for masses and 
beautiful foliage, as well as the abundance of dazzling bloom in 
many shades. 

Crimson and Scarlet Cannas 

Improved Philadelphia. Bears splendid heads of rich crimson 

flowers the whole season ; handsome green foliage Height 3 ft. 
Black Prince. Magnificent velvety flowers of a dark maroon, 

single blossoms frequently mea.suring 5 to 6 inches across. 4% ft. 
Duke of Marlborough. The darkest colored Canna to date ; vel- 

vctv maroon; finely shaped flowers in large trusses 4 feet. 
Pillar of Fire. A giant in size. Fine for center of bed. Bloom 

crimson-scarlet on erect spikes. 6 to 7 feet. 
President Cleveland. Large flowers, bright orange - scarlet. 

3 feet. 

Price of above 5 sorts ; 10 cts. each, $1 per doz , postpaid. 1 each of 
the sets of 5 sorts for 40 cts., postpaid. 

New Giant Orchid - Flowered Cannas 

Allemannia. Enormous flowers; outer petals scarlet with broad 
\ ellciw border, inside of bloom scarlet and dark red. 4 to 6 feet. 

Burbank. Flowers 6 to 7 inches across ; beautiful rich canary- 
yellow : throat finely spotted crimson. 5 to 6 feet. 

Kate Gray. Flowers of large size, 5 to 6 inches across; a rich 
orange-scarlet, streaked with golden-yellow ; of great substance. 
6 to 7 feet. 

Pennsylvania. A fine orchid-flowering sort, the flowers of immense 
size and a pure, deep scarlet color; foliage green. 6 feet. 
10 cents each, $1 dozen, the set 0! 4 for 35 cents 

Dark or Bronze-Leaved Cannas 

Black Beauty. Foliage large and massive, of richest bronze- 
p\ir|)le, shading to almost black. 4 to 5 feet. 

Brandywine. Bronze-leaved ; large bloom, wine-red in color, and 
sometimes laced with gold. 4 to 5 feet. 

David Harum. Flowers of large size ; bright vermilion dotted 
with crimson ; extra-free bloomer ; foliage dark bronze. 3 feet. 

Evolution. Flowers rich golden yellow, with center of blush-pink; 
fine bronze ff)liage. 4 feet. 

Robusta. One of the most effective of all dark-leaved varieties, val- 
uable on account of its luxuriant dark bronze foliage. 6 to 8 feet. 
10 cents each, $1 dozen, the set of 5 for 40 cents 

Cannas — Sundry Shades 

Alsace. The nearest to a white Canna — pale sulphur-yellow, chang- 
ing t<i creamy-white ; dw.irf; profuse bloomer. 4 feet. 

Betsy Ross. Very line i>iiik flowers in large masses; compact and 
line; dwarf and a stri>n.i; innwer. 2'/2 feet. 

Buttercup. Real briglit buttercup-yellow; large, handsomely 
formed flowers in fine trusses ; always clean and bright. 3 feet. 

Florence Vaughan. Petals of good substance; large yellow flowers, 
thickly dotted witli bright red ; foliage green ; broad leaves. 4 feet. 
10 cents each. $1 per dozen, the set of 4 for 35 cents 

CALADIUMS (Elephant s Ears) 

A very effective plant and suitable for either a single plan^ on the 
lawn, masses in beds, or for margins of water, its leaves often attain- 
ing the length of 3 feet by 20 inches wide. First size, each 10 cts., doz. 
$1. Second size, each 15 cts., doz. $1.50 Extra-large bulbs, each 25 
cts., doz. $2 50, postpaid. 


This magnificent Calla has glossy, dark green leaves dotted with 
numerous white spots. The flowers are pure white, with black cen- 
ters, and are very beautiful. The plants grow and bloom easily and 
freely in window or in open garden. Strong roots, 15 cts. each, 25 
cts. for 2, $1 per doz. 


A highly desirable climber. The beautiful vine makes shoots some- 
times 25 feet or more in length and in a remarkably short space of 
time, and will quickly cover an arbor, trellis or veranda with a pro- 
fusion of handsome foliage and numbers of white blossoms. 5 cts. 
each, 25 cts. for 6, 40 cts. per doz., postpaid, 


Cactus Varieties 

Mrs. Charles Turner. Clear, soft yellow ; extra-fine large flower. 
Kriemhllde. The most beautiful and popular Dahlia in cultivation. 

.A brilliant pink, shading lighter to the center to a creamy white. 

changing to pure white. 
Winsome, .-i fine creamy white, of good size and perfect form. 
Countess of Lonsdale. Free bloomer ; beautiful flowers of a 

peculiar blending of salmon-pink and amber. 
Aunt Chloe. Rich, black-maroon; darkest variety in the collection. 
Standard-Bearer. Rich, fiery scarlet ; very free bloomer. 

Decorative Varieties 

Clifford W. Bruton. (See cut.) A fine, clear yellow. 
Catharine Duer. Iridescent crimson-scarlet ; fine. 
Grand Duke Alexis. Immense white tinged pink. 
Henry Patrick. .A grand pure white. 
Nymphaea. — Shrimp-pink ; great bloomer. 
Zulu. The Black Dahlia — black-maroon. 

Show Varieties 

A. D. Livoni. Soft pink ; fine. 

Black Diamond. Rich maroon, shaded darker. 

James Vick. Rich plum-color ; fine. 

Miss Dodd. Pure deep yellow. 

Paul's Scarlet. Brightest scarlet, fine. 

Storm King. Pure white ; extra-fine. 

Price of any of above choice Dahlias 20 cts. each, 3 for 50 cts,, or 
$1.60 per dozen, by mail postpaid; by express, at purchaser's ex- 
pense, 16 cts. each. 4 lor 60 cts. or $1.25 per doz. 
Mixed, my choice of varieties 12 cts. each. $1 per doz. or $6 per 100. 


In the flower-garden Lilies rank 111 st in importance. They are 
stately and beautiful, matchless in form and variety of color. whiK 
possessing the agreeable perfume, and for general effect tlu > 
have no rivals. Bulbs should be planted 6 inches deep in a well- 
drained, deep, loamv soil made rich with thoroughly rotted manun , 
and an inch of clean sand pl.u eil un.l.-r and over the bulbs wlu i. 

Auratum ((;olden-rayed Lily <>f Jap.m.) Large Each Doz. 10.. 
]inre white flowers, with crimson spots and a gol- 
den band through the center of each petal. Large 

bulbs So 20 

Speciosum rubrum. White, sjiotted with rose . 20 

" album. Pure white : fragrant 20 

" Melpomene. Silvery white, spotted 

soft crimson 20 

$2 00 
2 00 
2 00 

$12 00 
12 00 
12 00 

12 00 


gTOKE Standard 




Of summer-blooming plants for general gar- 
den decoration, the Gladioli are deserving of 
special attention. Requiring but little room 
for growth, they are exceedingly useful for 
planting among shrubbery in the border, 
while for massing in large beds, where a bril- 
liant and effective display is desired, they are 
invaluable. They succeed best in good loam, 
enriched with well-rotted manure. The bulbs 
should be planted about 3 inches deep and 
6 inches apart. 

Stokes' Novelty $1 Collection 

BERLINIA. Beautiful shell-pink, marked 

with strong carmine. Flowers extra-large. 
ELDORADO. Deep cream - yellow, lower 

petals spotted with maroon and black ; me- 
dium-sized tiower. 

purple, marked with vivid crimson and 

MEADOWVALE. A very fine white, tinged 

in the throat with crimson, and lower petals 

slightly marked with faint pink. 
NILREB. Dainty pink, blending almost to 

white, marked with a strong shade of same 

color. Flowers large. 
TACONIC. Bright pink, flecked and striped with shades of same 

color, markings of lower petals deep crimson, running into pale 


Price of each of the above Superb Gladioli 20 cts. each, $2 per doz,, 
or one bulb each by mail, postpaid, for $1 

Ten Named Gladioli for 60 cts., postpaid 

These ten varieties, tested and tried, give a wide range of colors 
and markings. I will send the entire collection for 60 cents, post- 
paid. It will surely give you satisfaction. 

Augusta. Lovely pure white with blue anthers. Strong, straight 
spike often having two or three branches. 

Senator VoUand. Pure blue, dark violet blotch, with a yellow 
stain, striped blue. 

Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet ; an old variety, but much 
planted on account of brilliant color. 

Eugene Scribe. Medium-sized, well-opened flower; tender rose, 
blazed carmine-red. 

Gil Bias. Early-flowering plant of dwarf habit ; flowers salmon- 
rose with a red blotch of primrose ground. 

George Paul. Large flowers; deep crimson, slightly stained yel- 
low, spotted with purple. 

Prophetesse. Large; round, pearly white blooms with a conspicu- 
ous crimson throat. 

May. Lovely pure white flower, finely flaked bright rosy crimson ; 
strong spike. Good forcing variety. 

Mrs. Beecher. Beautiful deep rosy crimson. Large, well-opened 
flower, with white throat, freely marked. 

Snowbank. Fine spike of well-formed flowers, pure white, save 

for a slight strain of red at base of petals. 
Price of each of above fine Gladioli 10 cts. each, or $1 per doz., 
postpaid, or one bulb each for 60 cts., postpaid 

Gladioli in Mixture 

Single bulbs 6 cts. each 

Floracroft Mixture No. 1. A very choice strain of grand flower- 
ing sorts. Mostly light shades, very few red or purple. By mail, 
postpaid, 30 cts. per doz.; by express, $1 50 per 100, $12 per 1,000. 

Floracroft Mixture No. 2. Same as above but smaller bulbs. 
By mail, postpaid, 25 cts. per doz.; by express, $1 per 100, $S per 
1 ,000. 

Groff's Hybrid Seedlings. Flowers of largest size, finest form 
and highest quality, with colors in the most delicate tints and un- 
excelled brilliancy. By mail, postpaid, 40 cts. per doz.; by ex- 
press, $2.50 per 100, $20 per 1,000. 

Floracroft Mixture Gladiolus 

Gladioli in Separate Colors for 

Shades of Pink Mixed. 35 cts. per doz., 
postpaid ; $1.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000, by 

Shades of Red Mixed. 30 cts. per doz. , post- 
paid ; $1 .25 per 100, $10 per i ,000, by express. 

Shades of Orange and Yellow. 40 cts. per 
doz., postpaid; $2.50 per 100, $20 per 1,000, 
by express. 

Shades of Striped and Variegated. 40c. 

per doz., postpaid ; $2.50 per 100, $20 per 

1 ,000, by express. 
Shades of White and Light. 35 cts. per 

doz., postpaid; $2 per 100, $18 per 1,000, by 

Lemoine's Mixed. 30 cts. per doz., post- 
paid ; $1.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000, by express. 

GLOXINIA (Large-flowered) 

Magnificent for house culture, producing in 
great profusion beautiful flowers of the richest 
and most beautiful colors. They succeed best 
in sandy loam and peat, and recjuire a moist 
heat. After blooming, dr\- off gradually, let 
the bulb remain in the pot without water, and 
keep in a warm place until they show signs of 
starting again. Good strong bulbs. 



Violet, W h i 
Border .... 

Each Doz. ico 
.$0 10 $1 00 $7 00 
. . . 10 I 00 7 00 

. . . TO I 00 7 00 

Each Doz. 100 

White $0 10 $1 00 $7 00 

Red, White 

Border 10 i 00 7 00 

Spotted 10 I 00 7 00 

Mixed 10 I 00 6 00 

IRIS (Flower-de-Luce) 

Japanese. Perfectly hardy, beautiful flowers, all colors. Exqui- 
sitely mottled and veined. Bloom in July, and need a moist, sunny 
situation. 10 cts. each $1 per doz. 

German. These rival the orchid in variety of coloring, shape and 
shading. Perfectly hardy and adapted to all situations. Bloom in 
June. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 


Selected 3-year-old Berlin Pips (sand-grown). For forcing, 25 
cts. per doz.; bundles of 25 for 40 cts.; $1 50 per 100, $12 per 1,000. 
If wanted by mail, add 5 cts. per doz. for postage. 

Cold Storage Pips. We are prepared to offer Cold Storage Pips 
all through the summer season. Price on applicatioo. 


The bulbs, when planted about 3 inches apart, produce an un- 
broken row of elegant foliage and pretty flowers, and, as they bloom 
in a very shoi't time alter planting, furnish a neat and attractive 
border the whole season. 10 cts. per doz., 50 cts. per 100. 

PEONIES (Hardy Herbaceous) 

These have become indispensable in every garden. They are all 
hardy and admirably adapted to our northern climate, growing in 
almost all situations,' and even flourishing under shade trees. 
Festiva Maxima. The grandest of all white varieties ; a few 
small flakes of red near center. Exceedingly rich and rare. Of 
large size and exquisite form. 60 cts. each, $6 per doz. 

Each Doz. 100 
$0 20 $2 00 $10 00 

Shades of Red . . . . 
Shades of Pink . . 
Shades of White 
Mixed Sorts 

20 2 00 10 00 
20 2 00 12 00 
15 I 50 8 00 


Excelsior Pearl. We offer choice large-flowering bulbs at 5 cts. 
each, 6 for 20 cts., 35 cts. per doz., 25 for 70 cts,, 100 for $2.50, by 
mail, postpaid ; by express, 25 cts. per doz., 25 for 40 cts., 100 for 
JS1.25. Largest size selected bulbs, by mail, at 5 cts. each, 6 for 25 
cts., 50 cts. per doz ,$3 per 100, postpaid. If ordered shipped by 
express, purchaser to pay charges ; largest size selected bulbs, 
#;i.75 per 100, 200 for $3.25, or $15 per 1,000. 


WALTEP^P. STOKES [j 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 

Ornamental Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Evergreens and Hedge Plants 

All this stock is in strong, healthy condition. Prices include packing. Shipments will be made by either express or freight. 



ASH, American White, 5 to 6 ft. $0 35 

10 to 12 ft $1.25 to 2 00 

BEECH, European. Green leaves. 6 to 10 ft $2.00 to 5 00 

Purple. 5 to 6 ft $1. 50 to 2 00 

Weeping. 3 to 5 ft $1.75 to 2 50 

BIRCH, Alba. Wliite-barked. 6 to 10 ft Si to I 50 

Cut-leaved Weeping. White-baikrd Birch 6 to 8 ft.... i 50 

BUTTON WOOD, or ORIENTAL PLANE. 8 to 70 ft i 50 

CATALPA speciosa. Common or Western Catalpa : quick 

.:^rower; durable as timber 

or for posts. 5 to 6 ft 

S30 per 100. . 50 
Bungei. Umbrella Catal- 

pa $1.50 to 3 50 

DOGWOOD, White- 
Flowering. 5 to 6 ft .... 1 00 
Pink-Flowering. 2t05ft. 

Si. 25 to 2 00 
ELM, American. 6 to 12 ft. 

$1 to 2 50 

HORSE-CHESTNUT. 6 to 8 ft ! 

LINDEN, American Basswood. 10 to 14 ft $2 to 

MAGNOLIA, Japanese. Green- and purple-leaved kinds 

Si .50 to 

Chinese. Pink- and white-flowering kinds. 3 to 5 ft. .$2.50 to 
MAPLE, Norway. Dense-headed ; fine street trees. 8 to 

10 ft Si3.20 per doz. . 

10 to 12 ft $22.50 per doz. . 

Sagar, or Rock. Lawn or street trees. 8 to 10 ft 

S12 per doz. . 

10 to 12 ft S18.50 per doz. . 

Silver. Quick-growing lawn or street tree. 6to8ft 

S6 per doz. . 

Japanese. Green- and purple-leaved fi.50to 

MULBERRY, Weeping. Strong heads $2 to 

OAK, White. 6 to 10 ft S1.25 to 

Pin. 6 to 8 ft 

12 to 14 ft 

Red. 6 to 8 ft 

WILLOW, Weeping. 6 to 10 ft 50 cts. to 

3 50 

3 50 
3 50 

1 25 

2 00 

1 50 

2 00 


3 50 
3 50 
2 50 

1 CO 

2 50 
I 00 

I 00 


ALTHEA, or Rose of Sharon. Showy flowers 
from July to September. We have pink, white 
and dark red kinds. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 

BARBERRY, Japanese, or Tbunberg's. 
Handsome foliage ; good for hedges. 25 cts. each, 
$2 50 per doz. 

DEUTZIAS. Popular for their wealth of flowers 
in May. Deutzia crenata, our best tall white 
variety, and Pride of Rochester, the best pink 
sort. Dentzia Lemoinei and Gracilis are 
desirable white- flowering dwarf kinds. 25 cts. 
each, S2.5oper doz. 

FORSYTHIAS, or Golden BeU. Golden flow 
ers early in spring. 35 cts. each, S3. 50 per doz. 

HYDRANGEA, Great-Panicled Hydrangea. 
A summer bloomer. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 

JUDAS, or Red Bad. Both the American and 
Japanese kinds that are valued so much on ac- 
count of the early pink blossoms. 35 cts. each, 
S3-50 per doz. 

LILACS. We have the old-fashioned, lilac-colored 

variety, Syringa vulgaris, and the popular 
white Syringa vulgaris alba. 35 cts. each. 
$3.50 per doz. 

MOCK ORANGE, PhUadelphus. Fragrant flow- 
ers in May. 35 cts. each, 53-50 per doz. 

SNOWBAXJiS. Viburnum opulas sterile is 
the most familiar kind. Beside it we have the 
Japanese Snowball, that far excels it in flower 
and leaf. It is unmistakably the best. Tomen- 
tosam is a beautiful flat-flowered kind. 35 cts. 
each, S3. 50 per doz. 

SPIREAS. Prunifolia, the old-fashioned Bridal 
Wreath variety ; Anthony Waterer, a dwarf 
kind with pink flowers all summer; Van Hoat- 
tei that bends beneath its load of white flowers 
in May. 35 cts. each, S3-50 per doz. 

SWEET SHRUB, Calycanthus. Chocolate- 
colored flowers. 25 cts. each, S2 50 per doz. 

WEIGELIA. Flower in May. The variety Rosea 
our best pink ; variegata valued for its charm- 
ing variegated leaves. 35 cts. each, 53-50 per doz. 


ARBORVITAE, American. Pyramidal form. 

4 to 6 ft.. Si -50 to $2 each; compact, dwarf 

form. I to 2 ft., 75 cts. to $1 each. 
FIR, Nordmann's Silver. 3to4ft., S3-5otoS5ea. 
HEMLOCK. A fine lawn and forest tree. 2 to 

4 ft., 51.25 to 52. 50 each. 
JUNIPER, Douglas' Dwarf Golden, i to 2 ft., 

51 to 5i -5o each. 

Irish. Pyramidal habit ; silvery color. 2 to 3 ft., 
75 cts. each. 

PINE, Austrian. Splendid lawn tree. 3 to 4 ft., 

52 to 52.50 each. 

Scotch. Quick grower ; suitable for windbreak. 
3 to 5 ft., $1.50 to S2-50 each. 
RETINOSPORA plumosa. Green variety. 2 to 
3 ft., Si-50 to S2 each. 
Plumosa aurea. Golden form. 2 to 3 ft.. Si 50 
to S2 each. 

Squarrosa. Silver form. 2 to 3 ft., 5150 to $2 


SPRUCE, Norway. A quick grower ; good for 
windbreak and hedges, ij^ to 2 ft., 50 cts. 
each ; 3 to 4 ft., $1.25 each. 
Colorado Blue. $3 to S8 each. 


Rhododendron, assorted colors, i K to 2 ft. $1.50 

each. Si 2.50 per doz. 
Azalea, Amoena. Covered with pink flowers in 

May. Si to 52 each. 

Azalea, Mollis. Chinese variety, with dazzling 

colors. Si each, S9 per doz. 
Boxwood. Pyramidal form. 3 feet. $2.50 each. 

Natural form. 1 5^ to 2M ft. $1 to fx. 25 each. 


A sample tree oi oiu iintucan 

Arborvitae, American. \ lo I'A ft. 5>5 per 100. 
Barberry, Japanese, or Thunberg's. Thorny 

impenetrable hedges, i to i 'A ft. $15 per 100. 
Hemlock, i to j'A ft. 830 per 100. 


Spruce, Norway, i to i M ft. S25 per 100. 
Osage Orange, i-yr. Si per 100, S7 per 1,000. 
Privet. Deservedly popular. 18 to 24 in. S2 per 
doz., 56 per 100, S50 per 



De Luxe "Stokes' Standard" Collections 


The full line of "Stokes' Standards" as given on pages 13, 14 and 15 consist of 42 varieties of the 
very finest vegetables it is possible to produce. In order to induce you to test them and prove 
their worth, I am offering the following collections at greatly reduced prices. 

Most collections offered by seedsmen are composed of the cheapest and commonest varieties of seed. Irt 
these De Luxe "Stokes' Standards" you have the very choicest sorts only. 

to $1.20, but which is sent by mail postpaid for 60 cts., the fol- 
lowing choice varieties: 

John Ingman 
Helen Pierce 
Queen Alexandra 
Henry Eckford 
Horace J. Wright 
Nora Unwin 

Sibyl Eckford 

Queen of Spain 

Earl Cromer 

Mrs. Collier 

Mrs. Alfred Watkins 

Countess Spencer 

Popular Collection of Mixed Asters "G*^ 

Asters are everybody's favorite; easily grown, and the follow- 
ing varieties will give a wide range of color and period of 
bloom. Six choice varieties for 40 cts.: 

Hohenzollern Florists' Mixed 

Giant Comet Queen of the Earlies 

Peony-flowered 'Victoria 

Stokes* Popular Collection of Summer- 
flowering Bulbs **H" 

The following collection will be found very superior Bulbs. 
Oftentimes the cheap bulb collections offered are the veriest 
"trash," but these are first-class bulbs of good size, and will 
produce splendid results, and you will notice that they are not 
the ordinary cheap sorts. The entire lot, 23 choice bulbs, for 
60 cts., full catalogue value |i. 16, as follows: 

De Luxe "Stokes' Standard" Collection "A" 

This splendid collection consists of the entire line. One 
packet each of 33 "Stokes' Standards" together with three 
half-pints each of Peas, Beans and Sugar Corn, total Catalogue 
value $4.25. The entire lot will be sent postpaid by mail, or pre- 
paid express at my option, for only $2.50. 

De Luxe "Stokes* Standard*' Collection "B** 

This is a trial collection of "Stokes' Standards," giving 
only packets of the vegetables most generally used in gardens 
and does not include Peas, Beans, or Sugar Corn, but has one 
packet each of the following: Beet, Cabbage, Carrot, Cucum- 
ber, Curled-leaved Lettuce, Head Lettuce, Green Fleshed 
Muskmelon, Watermelon, Parsley, Crimson Ball Radish, White 
Ball Radish, Early Tomato, and White Turnip. 

Total Catalogue value 80 cts.; sent postpaid for 55 cts. 

De Luxe "Stokes* Standard" Collection "C* | 

Collection C consists of the full line of packets listed in Col- 
lection B, and to which is added the following: ^ pint each, 
Green Pod Beans, Lima Beans, Second Early Sugar Corn, Late 
Sugar Corn, Early Peas, Mid-season Peas. 

Total value Collection C equals $1.80; postpaid for $1.25 

De Luxe "Stokes* Standard" Flower Seed 
Collection "D** 

This is a collection of the "Stokes' Standard" Flower 
Seeds listed on page 16, and has a splendid assortment of the 
choicest strains of the following popular flowers : "Stokes' 
Standard" Asters, Mixed, S. S. Dwarf Nasturtium, Mixed, 
S. S. Tall Nasturtium, Mixed, S. S. Pansy, Mixed, S. S. Single 
Poppy, S. S. Double Poppy, S. S. Mixed Sweet Peas. 

Total Catalogue value 85 cts.; mailed complete for 50 cts. 

Popular Collection of Flower Seeds "E** 

For the convenience of those who would rather trust to my 
judgment and experience instead of selecting them themselves, 
the following will be found a beautiful collection giving a con- 
tinuous display of flowers. Full cultural directions on each 
packet. 12 easy growing annuals for 25 cts., consisting of 
Asters, Sweet Alyssum, Balsam, Candytuft, Carnation, Cosmos, 
Mignonette, Nasturtiums, Petunia, Pinks, Poppies and Sweet 

Popular Collection of Sweet Peas "F** 

This collection consists of 12 of the beautiful, new, orchid- 
flowering Sweet Peas which will be found described on page 73 Exhibit of Products of "Stokes' Standard" Seed, grown and Exhibitedi 
of this catalogue, and which, at catalogue prices, would amount by BIrs. Jas. S. Hicks at Rutherford County, Term. Fair 


Tuberous-rooted Begonias 
Giant-flowering Gloxinia 
Spotted- Leaved Calla Lily 
Beautiful Gladioli 
Summer-flowering Oxalis 

2 Fragrant Tuberoses 
I Cinnamon Vine Root 

1 Madeira 'Vine Root 

2 Lily-of-the-'Valley Roots. 
I Herbaceous Peony 

By mail postpaid, 60 cts. 

WALTER^ P. STOKES [) 219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 


Freiherr von MarschalL 

Florence Pemberton. 

As an outdoor Rose it has no su- 
pt-rior. Tlitf flowers are large, 
beautifully shaped, double and full, borne in wonderful profusion 
all through the growing season. It is bright red, one of the brightest, 
if not the very best red Tea Rose in existence, fitie, long, well-shaped 
buds. 25 cts., postpaid ; 2-yr., sects. 

One of the grandest of all new- Roses 
for outdoor culture. It is a splendid 
grower, the bloom is perfection itself in wa\- of shape and size, the 
color a lively pink, edged whiter. A refined flower that is both 
beautiful and fragrant, and will have many admirers. 20 cts. each ; 
2-yr., 40 cts. 

Wm. R. Smith, or Maiden's Blush. you ever seen 

— - — _ — I — the blush of a lieau- 

tiful inaiden? If so, you will readily understand why this Rose has 
been so named. The soft blending of the salmon-pinks and the rose- 
pinks and the beautiful flesh tints in this Rose give a singular re- 
semblance to the entrancing flush on a maiden's cheek. 25 cts. each; 
2-yr., 50 cts. 

Large double flowers ; fine salmon- 
yellow, suffused with carmine ; 
freely borne on strong, branching plants: quite hardy. 25 cts. each; 
2-yr., 50 cts. 

The four for 75 cts., postpaid; 2-yr., $1.50 

Mad. Melanie Soupert. 


Frau Karl Druschki, a pure wliite " American Beauty" 

Killarney. .A splendid hybrid tea, robust grower ; free, continuous 
bloomer. Brilliant, sparkling pink. 20 cts. each ; 2-yr., 40 cts. 

Maman Cachet. Flowers enormous, very full and of great sub- 
stance ; color rich coral-pink, shaded with rose : deliciously sweet. 
15 cts each : 2-yr., ,^5 cts. 

Madam Eugene Marlitt. We unhesitatingly pronounce this Rose 
to be one of the very best new Roses Hard v. vigorous grower, 
coiistant bloomer; tliwers large, very double and of a rich crim- 
son color, shading to lighter. 20 cts. each, 2-yr., 40 cts. 

Gruss an Teplitz. Entirely hardy here with tlie usual winter pro- 
tection. Flowers large, full and sweet, of a dark, rich, crimson 
color, shading to velvety, fiery red. 15 cts. each : 2-yr.. 35 cts. 

Clothilde Soupert. Flowers perfectly full and verj' fragrant, of 
beautiful creamy white, tinged with amber, deepening at center to 
bright pink. Sometimes both red and white Roses are borne on 
one plant. 

Hermosa. Popular variety ; double and fragrant ; clear bright pink. 
New White Soupert Rose (" Schneekbpf " ). Beautiful cup- 
shaped petals, waxy white and sometimes tinged flesh-pink. 20 
cts. each ; 2-yr., 40 cts. 
La France. Buds and flowers of beautiful form and good size ; 

color fine peach-blossom, clouded with rosy flesh tint. 
Queen Scarlet. Bears constantly its rich, velvety scarlet flowers. 
Etoile de Lyon. Has fragrant, double golden yellow flowers. 

Prices of Everblooming; Roses, except where noted : 10 cts. each, SO cts. for 6, 
75c. for set of 10, prepaid; 2-jrr.-old, 30c. each, $1.60 for 6, $2.50 for set of 10. 


Frau Karl Druschki (W'iiite .■\merican Beauty). Flowers perfectly double, white 

and very fragrant. 25 cts each ; 2-yr., 50 cts. 
Paul Neyron. Very double ; bright pink color; hardy grower; free bloomer. 20c. 
General Jacqueminot. Bright, shining crimson, rich and velvety. 20 cts. each. 
Magna Charta. Extra large, full flowers, bright rosy pink; profuse bloomer. 20c. 
Prince Camille de Rohan. Very dark, velvety crimson, almost black. 20 cts, ea. 
Anna de Diesbach (Glory of Paris). Brilliant crimson-maroon; extra-large, very 

full and sweet; an excellent bloomer. 20 cts. each. 
Gloire de Lyonnaise. A grand Rose; neare'-t >ellow of any hybrid perpetual ; rich 

creamy white, tinged with orange. 20 cts. each. 

The seven for $1.10, postpafd ; 2-yr., $2.25 


Climbing Clothilde Soupert. Strong, vigorous climber. Flowers beautiful creamy 

white, tinged with amber, deepening at the center to bright pink. 
Empress of China. Flowers soft dark red passing to light pink. 
Climbing Meteor. Makes exquisite buds and flowers of true Jacqueminot red. 
Marechal Niel. Beautiful large golden vellow flowers, full, double and fragrant. 
15 cts. each, 40 cts. for the four ; 2-yr., 35 cts. each, $1.10 for the four 


Crimson Rambler. No garden or yard should be without this showy Rose. 
Dorothy Perkins. Petals crinkled! of clear shell-pink, in immense clusters. 
Yellow Rambler. Blossoms in clusters of from 120 to 130. 
White Rambler. Flowers of a rosy white shading to pure white. 

15 cts. each, 45 cts. for the four ; 2-yr., 35 cts. each, $1.15 for the four 


Hartly, free bloomer, flowers bright crimson. 
."Similar to Crimson Rambler, only bright pink. 

Crimson Rambler Rose 


IS cts each : 2-\ r., ^5 cts. 

2,s Cts each ; 2-\T., sorts. 
WiHITE BABY RAMBLER. Snow-white, great bloomer. 15c., ea.; 2-yr., 35c. 

The 3 for 35 cts. postpaid : 2-yr., 90 cts. 
NOTICE. I send all I -yr. Roses postpaid ; 2-yr. plants by express at purchaser's expanse 


"g(TOKE.§' Standard ^^dIT]] figsES and PLANiri 


7 Choice Carnations for 
60 cts. 

Marshall Red. A rich shade of crim- 
son-scarlet ; highly perfumed. 15 cts. 

Enchantress. A grand pink, one of 
the finest and most wonderful bloom- 
ers. Color rose-pink. Strong, healthy 
grower, is cts. 

Red Sport, A rich shade of dark 
crimson. 15 cts. 

Eldorado. Golden yellow flowers, 
finely penciled with bright red; greatly 
admired. 10 cts. 

Prosperity. Large ; strong grower ; 
white, overlaid with rose-pink, locts. 

Mrs. Hutchinson. A fine, new Carna- 
tion; white ground, beautifully shaded 
with pink. 15 cts. 

Queen. Fragrant ; elegantly fringed ; 
snow-white. 10 cts. 

For 60 cts. I will send the seven 
choice Carnations carefully packed 
and correctly labeled 

6 Grand Chrysanthemums 
for 55 cts. 

Victory. Very hardy, large, pure white 

flowers; free bloomer. 15 cts. 
Old Homestead. Large flowers, deep red, passing to terra-cotta ; 

hardy and free. 15 cts. 
Colonel Appleton. Immense ; rich golden yellow. One of the 

best. 1 5 ct.-^. 

Mrs. McKinley. Deep, round, incurved flowers ; rich, rosy terra- 
cotta. 15 cts. 

Edith Syratt . Rich, rose-pink ; always sure to bloom 
Miss Minnie Baily. Bright pink, tinted with lavender 
tiful. 15 cts. 

The above choice, large - flowering Chrysanthemums 3 for 
33 cts., or 6 for 53 cts., postpaid 

Hardy Pompon Chrysanthemums 

Victory Chrysanthemum 

15 cts. 
very beau- 

Queen of Bulgaria. Violet-rose. 
Bouquet. Rich carniine-red. 

Tod Sloan. Bright shell pink. 
Flora. Early; golden yellow. 

All of the above are 10 cts. each, by mail, postpaid, or the col- 
lection of 4 for 30 cts. 

The Pearl. 

The best tall 
The most beautiful pink 

5 Finest Fragrant Winter- 

Flowering Violets 

Gov. Herrick. New. Large single 

blue flowers. 15 cts. 
New Double Russian. Perfectly 

double flowers, long stems; deep blue. 

i.S cts. 

Princess of Wales. E.xtra large 
single flowers on stems 10 to 12 inches 
high. 10 cts. 

Lady Hume Campbell. Double; blue. 
10 cts. 

Swanley White. Best white ; double. 
15 cts. 

Collection of 5 of the above Violets 
43 cts., by mail, postpaid 

6 Choice Hardy Phlox for 

60 cts. 

There are no brighter flowers during 
UiL- late summer and early autumn 
m. mills than the hardy Phlox. 
Athis. Tall ; salmon-pink. 15 cts. 
Bridesmaid. White, large red eye. 

1,5 cts. 

Prime Minister. Blush, with crimson- 
maroon center. 15 cts. 
Eelaireur. Purplish crimson, light 
halo ; large. 15 cts. 
pure white variety. 15 cts. 
15 cts. 

img crimson 
Finest pink, with white 
Elegant flowers of pure 

5 Double Geraniums for 55c. 

E. H. Trego. Bright 

florets; large. 
Jean Viaud. 

La Favorite. 


S. A. Nutt. The best ; dark, rich crimson. 
Beaute Poitevine. Bright salmon-pink ; 
All of the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 

25 cts., or the 3 for 53 cts., by mail, 


4 Single Geraniums for 45c. 

Jacquerie. Extra-large, single dark vel- 
vety crimson flowers. 

Mad. Bruant. White ground, penciled 
bright rose. 

Granville. Clear rosy pink ; constant 

Dryden. Very showy; glowing crimson, 
white center. 

All the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 
25 cts., or the 4 for 45 cts., by mail, 

Climbing Vines 

WISTARIA, Chinese Blue. Tall-growing climber ; long, droop- 
ing violet-purple flowers. 20 cts. 
buft' and white flowers. 15 cts. 
Golden-leaved. Sweet-scented. 15 cts. 
CLEMATIS paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbing vines. 
Flowers creamy white; fragrant. Small plants, 15 cts. each, by 
mail: extra ,^-year-old plants, 35 cts. each, 3 for Ji, by express. 
C. Jackmaai. Fine purple flowers. 25 cts. and 40 cts. postpaid. 
C. Madam Edouard Andre. Flowers 4 to 5 inches across, deep 

ros\ jiiiik or red. 25 cts. and 40 cts. postpaid. 
C. Henryi. Elegant, l.irge-flowered, rich creamy white ; enormous 

bloomer ; very fine. 35 cts. postpaid. 
MOONFLOWER. Rapid summer climber. 

White. Richly scented ; flowers open in evening. 
Blue. Exquisite blossoms, larye, bell-shaped. 

15c. each, or the two (Blue and White) 
25 cts., postpaid 

American Wonder Lemon 

Shrubbery, Hardy 

Japan Snowball Spirea, White 
Hydrangea pan. Weigela, Rose 
grandiflora Deutzia, White 

Spirea, Red 

15 cts. each, postpaid ; 2-yT. 25 cts. by 

American Wonder Lemon 

It grows easily, requiring no special care; 
fruit large, frequently weighing three 
pounds each. Does well in the house 

3!) cts. each, 3 for 50 cts., postpaid; 2-yr. 
fruiting size , 50c . and 75c . , by express 

Dwarf Otaheite Orange 

This dwarf Orange Tree begins fruiting 
at once, ami Ijears flowers and lovely yellow 
oranges all the \ear round. 
15 cts. each, 3 for 35c., postpaid; 2-yr. 
fruiting size, 50c. and 75c., by express. 

WALTEPv. p. STOKES gl9 Market §fa-eet. PHIbADELPHIA.PA. 



Heritage. seedling Strawberry, originated in Burlington County, X. J. Plant is very large, of heavy texture, persistent in propa- 

— '. gation, deep-rx)oted, free in fruiting; season, midseason to very late. The berry is dark, shining crimson in color to center, 

carries an unusually large, heavy green calyx ; very large, tapering and regular, of delicious flavor ; being firm, it is a good shipper. I con- 
sider this a promising new variety. $1 
per doz , postpaid : by express, per 
doz.,5octs.; per loo, Si. 50; per 1,000, S8. 

Great Scott. This is a cross be- 

————— tween Bubach and 
Belmont, — great blood for size, beauty, 
yield and quality. The plant is perfec- 
tion itself. 1 he foliage and fruit shine 
as though varnished, having no blight 
or rust. The fruit is of a bright scarlet 
color, turning crimson when very ripe. 
Its season is from medium to late. 
Per doz., 50 cts., postpaid; by express, 
per doz., 35 cts ; per 50, $1 ; per 100, 
$1.50; per 1,000, $7.50. 

Late Champion. 

ket berry. I be- 
lieve this to be the best late Straw- 
berry ever introduced. In size it is 
uniformly verj- large and handsome, 
very richly colored and a delightfully 
flavored Strawberry for the table. Its 
healthy, vigorous growth is phenome- 
nal, sending out its runners until the 
ground is matted with them, and its 
great, deep-rooting qualities enable it 
to produce beautiful berries in a dry 
season when other varieties are Iruit- 
less from this reason and coming 
after almost all other sorts are gone, 
it holds the late market to the grower's 
great profit. Per doz. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express, per doz., 30 cts ; per 100, 80 cts.; per 1,000, $$.; in 5,000 lots at $4 per i.oco,; 10,000 for S30. 
Oom Paul. ^^^'^ Strawberry, Oom Paul, is a wonder. Stupendous in size and delicious in flavor, nice shape, elegant color, shipping 
' the best. Another strong point in favor of Oom Paul is that the last picking never runs small. Perfect bloomer. Per doz. 
40 cts., postpaid ; by express, per doz. 30 cts.; per 100, 80 cts.; per 1,000, $5. 


William Belt. Berries large, conical, rather long, regular in out- 
line ; bright red, glossy; cjualit)- good, moderately firm; plants vig- 
orous, healthj' and quite prolific. It is of good quality, and will sell 
well in any fancy market. 

Nick Ohmef. Large, regular, dark, glossy red, firm and of 
excellent flavor; very vigorous and productive. 

The Gandy. Late. Strictly fancy. The fruits are uniformly 
large, perfect in form and firm; color bright ciimson and as glossy 
as if varnished. Quality superb ; delightful aroma, .suggestive of both 
strawberries and peaches. Perfect-blooming. 

Glen Mary. Very vigorous, perfect-blooming plant. Enormously 

productive of large, bright, deep red berries. Light red clear to the 
center ;' sweet, rich and high-flavored Midseason 

Price of any of above 8 choice varieties, per doz. 40 cts., per lOO SI. 25, by mail, postpaid; by express, per doz. 26 cts 

75 cts., per 1 ,000 $4. In I ,O0O lots we will assort varieties. 

Tlie Maximus. Perfect bloomer ; plant strong and robust Pro- 
duces two and four fruit stalks to a plant, well filled with very large 
berries. Berries conical, deep glossy scarlet ; flesh pink, sometimes 
white at the center, very tender, of mild flavor. Late. 

Marshall. Midseason. For home use it is peerless. The first of 
the e.xtra-large varieties to ripen, and, although of great size, the 
fruit is rarely misshapen. Color is a rich, glossy crimson. Perfect- 

Saunders. Plant large, vigorous, free from rust, productive; 
fruit large, deep, glossy red, with sprightly flavor. Midseason. 

Saecess. Perfect bloomer. Early, large, fairly firm and of a 
bright crinson color. It is the best early berry we have yet fruited. 
If you want a large, early berry that will yield, plant Success 

per 1 00 


"Ward. A new Blackberry of great merit A very strong grow-er. 
The fruit is black throughout and very prolific, firm, and good for 
shipment, and of highest quality. Postpaid, each 10 cts., doz. 
85 cts.; by express, doz. 75 cts., 100, S3. .so. 
Erie. Hardy; productive ; large and of good quality. Postpaid, 
each 10 cts., doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz. 60 cts., 100, $3. 

Very large, medium to late. Not hardy north of New 
Postpaid, each 10 cts., doz. 65 cts.; by express, doz. 


York City. 
50 cts. , too ; 



"Miller. Large, bright, red berry, holding size until end of season ; 

does not fade; small core, very firm. Postpaid, doz. 50 cts.; by 

express, doz. 45 cts., 100 ?i.75, 1,000 5i2. 
'Cathbert. The old standard and hard to beat : very productive ; a 

rich red, firm and good quality. Price same as Miller. 

<zolden Qaeen. Seedling of the Cuthbert. Very productive and 
hardy ; large size, beautiful color and excellent quality. Postpaid, 
-doz. 75 cts. ; by express, doz. 65., 100 $3, 1,000 S20. 


Camberland. The business Blackcap. Fruit very large, wonder- 
fully productive and absolutely hardy. Early. Postpaid, each 15 
cts., doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz. 60 cts., 100 S3. ,50, 1,000 S30. 

Gregg. The standard Blackcap. Profitable market sort. Postpaid, 
each 10 cts., doz. 50 cts.; by express, doz. 45c., 100 Si. 75, 1,000 S12. 


Pres. Wilder. In size of bunch and berry, color and quality of 

fruit, the Wilder is much superior to Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 

doz $1.15; by express, doz. Si, 100 S8. 
Cherry. Large red. Postpaid 2-year, doz. $1.15; by express, doz. 

Si, 100 S4. 1,000 S35. 
Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 2-year, doz. Si-i5 ; by express, doz. Si. 

100 S4, 1,000 S35. 


Industry. An English sort. Fruit dark red, large and of good 

quality. Season early. 
Downing. Large, light green ; suitable for family use or for market. 

Postpaid, each 20 cts., doz. Si. 50; by express, doz. Si 35. 100 S8. 


i^^KEg ^ S tandar d gjEEDaJlsMALL fruits tr^es 


Gravenstein Apple 



By express only. Plant 30 feet apart; 
trees per acre 


Starr. Large, pale green fruit. Fruits 
young. Early; from July to September. 
Good for eating and cooking. 

Early Harvest. Early; pale yellow; fine 

Sweet Bough, Large, pale yellow ; ten- 
der, sweet. 

Yellow Transparent. Skin clear white, 

changing to pure yellow when fully ripe. 

Tender, juicy, early. 
Hagloe. Large, early summer sort ; very 

productive ; good cooking Apple. 
Williams Early Red. Medium summer ; 

large ; good for eating or cooking. 
Red Astrachan. Large, crimson ; acid ; 

very early; good cooker. 


Gravenstein. Large, yellow, striped, beau- 
tiful ; tender ; subacid ; good market sort. 

Orange Pippin. Golden yellow; good 
size ; profitable. 

Maiden Blush. Large ; blush cheek. 


Baldwin. Bright red, crisp, juicy, rich ; 

Ben Davis. Striped ; good late keeper ; 

quality poor. 
Newton Pippin. Greenish yellow; fine 

quality; good keeper; juicy, crisp, delicious. 
Grimes* Golden. Yellow; high quality; 

rich and tender. 
Prices of any of the above Apples 35 cts. 
each, S3. SO per doz., S2S per lOO 


By express 

Black Tartarian. Large, black sweet and 

Oxbeart. Large, light, with red cheek ; 
solid, meaty, excellent. 

CHERRIES, continued 
Napoleon B i g a r - 
reau. Very large, 
pale yellow, with 
red cheek. Juicy ; 
good flavor. 
Early Richmond. 

Red pie Cherry. 
Large, bright red, 

3 to 4 feet, 40 cts. 
ea., S4.50 per doz., 
S35 per lOO ; 4 to 6 
feet, SO cts. each, 
S3 per doz., S40 
per lOO. 


By express only. Plant 
16 feet apart each 
way ; 170 trees per 

Sneed. Large, beau- 
tiful red on sunny 
side ; flesh white ; 
very sweet and juicy . 
Triumph. The ear- 
liest yellow free.stone 
yet introduced. 
Large ; small pit. 
Crosby. Free dwarf. Fruit yellow, streak- 
ed crimson, with very small pit. 
Wonderful. Large, rich, yellow ; a good 

keeper ; very late ; freestone. 
Mountain Rose. Freestone ; pink flesh. 
Oldmixon. Creamy white; popular 
Stump the World. White, red cheek. 
Crawford's Late. Best late, yellow ; free. 
Late Heath Cling. Best white cling. 
3 to 4 feet, 20 cts. ea., SI.7S per doz., S 10 
per 100 ; 4 to 6 feet, 25c. ea., $2. SO per 
doz., S I 2 per lOO. 


Satsuma. Japanese variety ; medium to 
large in size; color very dark dull red all 
over, with greenish dots. 

Ogon. Golden yellow, good quality, free- 

Abundance, Rich yellow with blush-red 
cheek. Flesh deep yellow; very prolific. 

Burbank. Orange - yellow, overlaid with 
red. Later than Abundance. 

Willard. Earliest Plum on the list. Medi- 
um size, round, dark red, splashed yellow. 

3 to 4 feet, 40 cts. each, S4.50 per doz., 
S35 per lOO; 4 to 6 feet, SO cts, each, 
S5 per doz,, S40 per lOO. 


By express only. Plant 15 by 20 feet; 145 
trees per acre 

Rossney. Two weeks after Bartlett, fine- 
grained, melting, juicy and of superior 
flavor. Skin yellow, with crimson blush. 

The Koonce. Very early and fine quality. 
Yellow, with red cheek ; spicy, juicy and 
sweet, free from blight. 

Clapp's Favorite. Large, early ; bright 

Bartlett. The old favorite. 


PEARS, continued 

Le Conte. Bell -shaped; pale yellow; good 
to plant with Kieffer. 

Seckel. Small yellowish russet; rich, melt- 
ing, juicy. 

Kieffer. Very prolific, fine -looking, not 
good ciuality. Ripens in October. 

2-year, 4 to 6 feet, 40 cts. each, S4 per 
doz., S30 per lOO; extra 3-year, SO cts> 
each, S4.SO per doz., S35 per 100. 


McPike. Wonderful new black Grape. 

Very superior in quality. Perfectly hardy. 

Earlier than Concord. Bunches large ; 

berries mammoth. Fruit will keep loo 

days on the vine in good condition. 
Moore's Early. Very early, large black 

Grape; skin thin, flesh sweet. 
Concord. The standard black Grape. Ber- 
ries large, skin thin. Tender, juicy, sweet. 
Niagara. The favorite white Grape. Very 

prolific. Handsome bunches, good shipper. 
Catawba. Dark red, medium-size berry; 

skin thick, flesh pulpy and of best quality. 
Delaware. Small, red berry, compact 

bunches, skin thin, but firm ; juicy and 

very sweet. 
1-year-old, 20 cts, each, S2 per doz,, S6 

per 100; 2-year-old, 25 cts. each, S2 SO 

per doz., S7 per 100. 


The culture of nuts has become very profi- 
table, and large orchards are being put out 
to good purpose. 


Alpha. \'ery early, large size. Si each, $io 

per doz., $75 per 100. 
Paragon. Later, large and fine. $1 each, 

$;o per do?.., ^73 per 100. 
Walnuts, Pecans, Shellbarks, Filberts, 

Almonds,Butternuts. 50c. ea. ,$5 per doz. 

McPike Grape 

WALTER^, p. STOKES 219 Market ^reet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 


Aphis Punk. For fumigating. Box 60 cts., 12 boxes $6.50. 
Arsenate of Lead. For eliii-leaf beetle and caterpillars Lb. 25 

cts., 5 lbs. 90 cts., 10 lbs. Si. 70. 
Bordeaux Mixture ( Liquid ) . By simply adding water and stirring 

it is ready for use. i qt 40 cts., i gal. S'l, 5 gals. $4.50. One gallon 

will make one barrel liquid. 
Charcoal, "Vigor." Fine and coarse. 2-Ib. box 15 cts., 10 lbs. 

45 cts.. 25 lbs. 5i. 100 lbs. ^3.50 
Copper Sulphate. For early spraying and making Bordeaux Lb. 

15 cts.. 10 lbs. .?i.25, 25 lbs S2.50. 
Sterling Worth Fiy Driver completely protects cattle and horses 

from all winged pests. It is non-poisonous, harmless, and easily 

applied It does not burn the animal's coat, nor contaminate milk, 

and mixes with water easily, i-qt. can (makes two gallons of Fly 

Driver) 60 cts., 2-qt. can (makes four gallons) $1. 
Fir Tree Oil. For all insects. 'Apt. 50 cts., pt. 75 cts., qt. $1 50, 

■/igal. S2.75. gal. S5. 
Fir Tree Oil Soap. Klb. can 25 cts., 2-lb can 75 cts. 
Hellebore. For all insects. M^lb. loc, ^Ib. 15 cts., lb. 25c., 5 lbs. Si. 
Kerosene Emulsion (Liquid). Concentrated, i qt. 40 cts., i gal. 

5i, 5 gals S4.50. 

Lemon Oil. For all insects and scales. Kpt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 

75 cts., ^2 gal. Si. 25, gal. S2. 
Lice Paint, " Vigor." For lice on poultry, horses, cattle and 

hogs i-cit can ,S5 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts., i gal. $1. 
Lice Powder, " Vigor." Kills lice, mites, fleas and ticks. 5-oz. 

box 10 cts. (postpaid 15 cts.), 15-oz. box 25 cts (postpaid 40 cts.), 

4S-0Z. box 50 cts., 100 ozs. $1. 
London Purple. Cheaper and less dangerous than Paris Green. 

Lb. 25 cts., 5 lbs. Si 10. 
Persian Insect Powder. For roaches, ants, fleas, etc. Klb. isc, 

■2 lb. 30 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
Paris Green. %\b. 20 cts.. 11). 35 cts. 

Rose Leaf Extract of Tobacco. A nicotine solution. Pt. 3octs., 
qt. 50 cts., gal. $1.25, 5 gals. S4.25. 

Scalecide. For San Jose scale and all insects. Qt. 45 cts., gal. 
Si. 15- 5 .gals. S3 75. 10 gal..;. S6.50, 50-gal. bbl. S25. 

Slug Shot ( Hammond's ). One of the cheapest and best powders for de- 
stroying insects. 5 lbs. 25c., 10 lbs. 50c. , 100 lbs. S4, bbl. ( 235 lbs. ) S8.50. 

Sulphur, Powdered. For mildew. Lb. 10 cts., 5 lbs. 40 cts., 10 lbs. 
60 cts., 50 lbs. S2.50. 100 lbs. 54- 

Sulpho-Tobacco Soap. Exterminates all kinds of insects and 
vermin on plants, shrubs, sheep, cattle, dogs and poultry. Also 
destroys roaches, carpet bugs, moths, etc. loc. and 20c. per cake. 

Sulphur Candles. For disinfecting rooms. 15 cts. each (postpaid 
2S Cts. ), Si per doz., by express. 

Tobacco Dust. Pure ground tobacco (not ground stems). Lb. 5 
Cts., TOO lbs. S2.50. 

Tobacco Stems. Per bale of about 250 lbs. 81.50, ton Sio. 

Tree Tanglefoot. For painting a ring on the tree to prevent cater- 
pillars, worms, and other crawling insects from climbing up. Will 
last a long time and can hardly be seen. Lb. 25c., 4 lbs. 90c. lolbs. S2. 

Weed Killer. Excellent for cleaning gravel paths, drives and gut- 
ters of weeds, moss, etc. A great labor-saver. Mgal. 75c., gal. Si .25, 
.S gals. S6, io gals,Sii. One gallon makes 50 gallons treating liquid. 

Whale Oil Soap. For washing trees and for insects on tender 
plants, i-lb. box 15 cts., 5 lbs., 10 cts. per lb. 


Write for Special Prices in Quantity 
Ashes, Canada Unleached Hardwood. Indispensable as a lawn 
dressing, or to apph- to orchards. They should be applied late in 
fall or early spring, so that the rains and snows may leach the 
ashes and carry the elements down to the roots of grass and trees. 
.Apply al)out 1 .000 pounds to the acre. 100 lbs. Si -50, bbl. of 200 lbs. 
S2.50, ton Sm. 

Pure Ground Bone. Animal bones furnish the soil with the essen- 
tial re<lui^ite i.f nitrcL;i.n well as phosphoric acid. The most 
substantial fevlilizer ii i" !.i >'/r,.~ and plants. Feeds the soil for fully 
ten months after application. 5-lb. bag 25 cts., 25 lbs. 75 cts., 100 
lbs. $2, sack of 200 lbs. $3 50, ton $32. 

Bone Flour. Ground very fine; excellent for pot-plants or beds 
where an immediate effect is wanted. 5 lbs 25 cts , 25 lbs. $f, 
100 lbs. $2 50, bag of 200 lbs. 54 5° • 

No. 1 Bone Phosphate. The leading ammoniated phosphate and 
ihe best for general purposes In making new lawns or golf links 
this is the best fertilizer for immediate effect. 100 lbs. $1-50. 200-lb. 
bag S2.50, ton $2 3. 

Gilt-Edged Potato Manure. Wade expressly for white and sweet 
potatoes and tobacco. Keeps tubers '.lean and smooth. 200-lb. 
bag S3-50, ton S32. 

Kainit (German Potash Salt). Most useful for making "Com- 
mercial" fertilizers, or can be used alone. If used on lawns it 
should be spread during winter. 100 lbs $1.25, 200 lbs. $2, ton Si5- 

Lawn Dressing (Odorless). A scientific food for lawns. Guaran- 
teed. 10 lbs. 40 cts., 25-lb. bag Si, 50-lb. bag Si 75, loo-lb. bag $3 

Sterlingworth Plant Food Tablets. Contain nitrogen, ammonia, 
phosphoric acid and potash. 
A new, scientific, odorless, con- 


centrated fertilizer for potted 
plants. If your house plants ' 
are not doing well they need j 
these tablets. Trial 
size, 10 cts., postpaid; 
large size, 25 cts., 

Muriate of Potash. The standard potash fertilizer. Useful in con- 
nection with soiling crops which furnish nitrogen. 5 lbs. 35 cts., 
10 lbs. 50 cts., 50 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. $3, 200 lbs. So-oO, ton S50. 

Nitrate of Soda. A fertilizer for all crops. Quick in action, and 
hastens maturity of crops fully two weeks. Should not be applied 
until the plants are above ground, when 100 to 300 lbs. per acre 
should be sown mixed with wood ashes or land plaster. 5 lbs. 
30 cts., 25 lbs. Si-25, 50 lbs. $2, 100 lbs. S3 50. 

Poudrette. Made of night soil. 100 lbs. Si. 50, 200 lbs. S2.50, Mton 
SS, ton 515. 

Salt (Agricultural). For top-dressing gardens or asparagus beds. 

100 lbs. Si, 2CO lbs. Sio"^. to" $10. 
Sheep Manure (Pulverized). Apure natural manure and a most 

nutritious food for young plants. As a lawn top-dressing it is un- 

equaled. 5-lb. pkg. 25 cts., 10 lbs. 40 cts., 50 lbs. Si. 50, 100 lbs. S2.50, 

500 lbs. $12, ton S32. 

Spraye r s . 

Made in tin 
and brass. 
Throws a 
spray as fine as 

Pumps and Devices for Spraying 


Empire King Pump 
with Agitator 

Cyclone Atomizer Sprayer 

uist. Is adapted for the de- 
stroying of every kind of 
insect. \'ery useful in 
spraying kerosene and lice killers in poultry 
houses; also in spraying potatoes with 
paris green w'ater, and in gardens and vine- 
yards. Just what you want lor spraying 
"Anti-Fly Pest" on your cows and horses in 
summer time to keep off the flies. Tin, 50c.; 
l)r;Lss. Si . 

Little Wonder. Smaller size, 40 cts. 
Empire King Spray Pump. Will spray the 
largest orchards; has two nozzles. Price, 
without barrel, S13; mounted on barrel, S16; 
mounted on barrel with 2!4-incli tire wheel- 
truck, S21 Extra barrels, with trunions, 

Little Gem Bucket Pump. F(ir small trees 
or bushes. S3. 50. 


Woodason's Dry Powder and 
Liquid Bellows 

Ripley's White-Washing and 
Spraying Machine. Excel- 
lent and efficient. 

No. 6, 8 gallons Si 2 

No. 7, 16 gallons 15 

The Auto-Spray. Used by all 
the large fruit growers for spray- 
ing. It operates with compressed 
air ; safe and efficient ; liquid 
capacity, 4 gallons; pressure 
capacity, 40 pounds. Galvanized 
iron, 54.50; brass, S6 75. If Auto 
Pop Nozzle is desired with the 
above add Si Extension pipes for Auto Siira\ , 2 feet long, 50 cts. 
Woodason's Powder and Spraying Bellows. The best bellow s 
for applying all kinds of insecticides and fungicides in liquid or 
powder form. 

Double Cone Powder S3 00 I Large Spray i 75 

Large Single Cone I'owder i 75 Small Spray 1 25 

Small .SingleCone I'owder i 00 1 Sulphm- I'ou der i 50 

Legget Paris Green Guns, the Champion. For distributing in- 
secticides, paris green, etc. Will do the work more evenly and 
better than any other. Two rows of piants may be dusted at one 
time. S7. 
Asbestos Torch. 30 cts. 


^^jgKE§; gr^^ SgEDaT]] general ^uppi^i^ 




These machines give excellent satisfaction and are very largely 
used on golf courses, where constant use proves the stuff of which 
they are made. 

30-inch Eagle, complete witli seat and shafts $67 50 

35-inch Eagle, complete with seat and shafts 85 00 

40-inch Eagle, complete with seat and shafts 102 50 


30-inch, 4-knife, draft irons only $60 00 

30-inch, 4-knife, with seat and shafts 72 00 


This is one of the best ball-bearing Lawn mowers ever offered. 
The adjustment of both cones in the revolving cutter is accom- 
plished by means of one screw only, and the cones have a positive 
locking device, so that when once set it is positively prevented 
from getting out of adjustment. This is a reall\' 
first-class mower, with 9-inch driving wheels 
and 4-bladed revolving cutter. It is made of the 
best crucible steel, dust-proof in the bearings 
and first-class in every particular. 

14- inch $7 00 

16- inch 8 00 

18- inch 7 50 

20- inch 8 50 


High-class Machines 
Have a Reputation 

15- inch $12 00 

17- inch 13 50 

19- inch 15 00 

21- inch 16 50 


4-knife $3° <» 

6-knife 36 00 


These sure first-class machines 


High wheel, style A. All steel. 

15-inch Sio 50 

17-inch II 50 

ig inch 12 50 

21-inch 13 50 

High wheel, style K. 

14-inch $6 50 

16-inch 7 00 

18-inch 7 50 

20-inch 8 00 

Capitol Lawn Trimmer 

The revolving blades cut a 
swath si.\ inches wide. Invalu- 
able for trimming around edges 
of flower and shrubbery beds. 
It can be used as a revolving 
grass edger along walks, roads, 
etc., where it will do very accu- 
rate work. Made of the very 
best steel and finished in first- 
class manner. $6. 

Grass Catchers 

Will fit any mower. Have 
metal bottoms. Up to 14 inches, 
51.50; larger sizes, $1.75. 

Philadelphia Eagle Horse Lawn Mower 

Boss Hand Lawn Rollers 







Section J 








$10 50 






II 50 






13 00 






15 50 






15 50 






18 00 






20 00 






22 50 






25 ,'^0 





25 50 

Rubber Garden Hose 

Chicago Electric. K inch. The 
best Rubber Hose made. Cut 
to any length, 18 cts. per foot; 
50 feet and over, 17 cts. per foot. 

Other Makes. 10 cts., 12 cts 
and 14 cts. per foot. 

Hose Menders 

Cooper's. Copper, H inch. 10 
cts. each, $1 per do/ 

Boss Hand Lawn Rollers 

Gem Hose Nozzle 

Three different streams. 40 cts. each. (Other makes also. ) 

All Iron. 

No. 20. 
No. 30. 

IHose Reels 

No. 10. Capacity 100 feet of Hose .$2 75 

Capacity 150 feet of Hose 3 25 

300 " '■ " 5 00 

75 '■ " " 75 

Lawn Sprinklers 

Fountain. All brass. 

Aetna. 24-inch high 

Others in variety. 

Horse Lawn Boots 

These boots are made with a rounded and 
curved toe, which prevents cutting the finest 
lawn. Steel rivets are used throughout and the 
bottoms are thoroughly waterproof and hard- 
ened by a special process. Set of 4, $8. 

■ I 75 

Stokes' Standard Lawn Grass Seed will give a fine sward in six weeks if sown in early spring. 

Price, $4 per bushel 

WALTEP^P. STOKES [j 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 



(Prices subject to market chanees) 
Pot Herb White Cotton Twine. Lb. 33 cts., 5-lb. bag, Si 25. 

2,"; cts., 5-lb. bag, $1.15. 
For beets, carrots, etc. 

Celery Cotton Twine. 5- and 6-pl\-. Lb. 

Coarse Cotton Twine. 

Lb. 22 cts., 5-lb. bag, Si 
Jate Twine. 2-, 3- and 4-ply, of very finest quality. 

Lb. 20 CIS., 5-lb. bag_ 75 cts., 100 lbs. S14. 
Onion, or Flax Twine. For celery and onions. 

2- and 3-pl\-. Lb. 30 cts., 5-lb. bag Si -40. loolbs. $25. 
Tarred Rope, or Fodder Yarn. For tying corn 
fodder and for nursery purposes. Pure Manila 
fiber. Lb. 10 cts., 100 lbs. $8. 
Celery Wire. For wiring celery. Stone (12 lbs. ) 
75 cts. 

Red Tape. For tying asparagus and celery ; very 
popular and will be largely used. Color is fast. Spool (1,000 
yards) Si. 75. 

SUkaline. A green, 
fast-color string for 
smilax, asparagus 
and greenhouse 
plants. Eiglit 2-oz. 
spools in a box. 
$1.25, spool 20 cts. Coil of RafBa Tape (Enough foi 150 plants) 

Raffia Tape is better than 
Raffia because being corru- 
gated it e.xpands with the 
plant's growth, yet will not 
contract with wet, so plants 
can be quickly tied up as it 
can not cut them like raffia. 
It is made of a composition 
of paper and linen and is 
tremendously strong, it is 
about Vs inch broad, and is 
put up in 250-yard spools or 
reels. There is no waste as 
the reel is fitted with a small 
hook which permits it to be 
hung from a button hole, and 
it can thus be drawn off ex- 
actly as needed. Color Nile 
green. Reel of 250 3'ards, 65 
cts.; 6 reels $3.75, 12 reels 
$7 ; coil, enough for 150 plants, 50 cts. per doz. 
Raphia. Large asparagus growers find 
this substance to give better satisfaction 
for tying asparagus into bunches than 
anything else they can get. It is liglit, 
strong, neat, durable and cheaper than 
other tying material made. Useful for 
tying plants, vines, etc. Lb. 15 cts., 10 
lbs. $1. 25, 100 lbs. Sio. Special price by 
the bale. 


Celery Paper. For covering celer}-. Roll of 500 square feet 85 cts., 

5 rolls S4. ton S35. 
Charcoal, Liump. Pk. 20 cts., bus. 60 cts., bbl. Si. 25. 

" Pulverized. 100 lbs. $2. 75. 

Grafting Wax. '{lb. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 25 cts., 5 lbs. Si. 15, 

10 lbs. $2. 

Moss Sphagnum. 5-bbl. bales each $2.25, 3 bales $6. 
Peat, Jersey. Pk. 20 cts., bus. 60 cts., bbl. $1.15. 
Soil. For potting. Bus. 50 cts., bbl. S1.15, f. o. b. store. 
Sand. For propagating. Bus. 50 cts , bbl. Si. 15, f. o. b. store. 
Tin Foil. Lb. 13 cts., 5 lbs. 60 cts., 25 lbs. S2.75, 100 lbs. S10.50. 
Violet Foil. Lb. 30 cts.. 5 lbs. 81.25. 


Spratt's Patent Dog Cakes. Per lb. 10 cts., 3 lbs. 25 cts., 5 lbs. 

40 cts., 25 lbs. Si. 75, 50 lbs. $3-25, 100 lbs. S6.50. 
Puppy Biscuit. Per lb. 12 cts., 3 lbs. 30c., 5 lbs. 50c., 25 lbs. Si-90. 
Spratt's Patent Dog Soap. For lice and fleas. Per cake 20 cts. 

Reel of Raffia Tape (250 yards) 


Perfect Glazier Points. These are made of steel wire and galvan- 
ized, having double points and lap 
over the glass in 
such a manner as to 
positively keep it 

from sliding. They ^ ^-<iri " C 

may be used on 
either side of the 
sash bar, thus pre- 
venting the annoy- 
ance of rights and 
lefts. Box of 1,000. 60 cts., by mail 77c ; 5,000 and over, box, 55c. 
Pincers for driving, 50 cts. 
Mastica. For glazing greenhouses, new or old. Elastic, adhesive, 
easy to apply. Used extensively now. and 
highly recommended by all up-to-date gar- 
deners and florists. Immense quantities 
were used last season. After much study, 
the inventor of "Mastica" decided that 
the composition must be of different ma- 
terials from that used heretofore for this 
purpose, must be elastic and tenacious, and 
these qualities must be retained to admit 
the expansion and contraction without cracking. This 
result has been reached in " Mastica," which, when 
applied, in a few hours forms a skin or film on the entire 
mass, hermetically sealing the substance and preventing 
the evaporation of the liquids, and remains in a soft, pli- 
able and elastic condition foryeais. One gallon will cover 
about 300 running feet. Qt. 35c., 2 qts. 65c., gal. §1.25. 
IMachines for applving Mastica, $1.25 each. 
ScoUay's Putty Bujb. The best appliance 
for distributing putty. It has been used by a 
large number of the leading florists, who have 
proven its merit. Each Si, doz. $10; by mail. 
$1.10 each. 

ScoUay's Rubber Plant Sprinkler. Eacli 
75 cts., doz. S8.50; by mail, 85 cts. each. 


i6-lb. can (i gallon) Si 25 

50-lb. kit (3 gallons) 3 75 

80-lb. kit (5 gallons) 6 25 

Mbbl. (25 gallons) 28 75 

Bbl. (50 gallons) 53 00 

Putty Bulb 


Labels quoted below are first qual- 
ity, painted on one or both sides, as 
preferred, and put up in packages of 
1 ,000. 

Plant and Pot Labels. i.roo 
3;2-inch, painted So 60 






6-inch. painted i 

8 " " (wide) 3 

10 " " " 4 

12 " " " 5 

Tree Labels, Notched. 3',2-inch 40 

6 -inch 1 50 

314 " iron wired i 00 

2'A " copper wired 1 25 

Copper Indelible Label. Made of soft copper with copper wire. 
Name is indented bv a stylus, which is furnished free with each 
100 labels. Doz. 20 cts., 100 Si. 

The Horticultural Iron Label. For marking perennials, garden 
rows, beds or individual plants inside. The space for holding card 
is large, to allow previous cards that have been inserted to remain ; 
by this method a perpetual recrrd of any one plant or item may be 
kept. 20 cts. each, S2 per doz., Si5 per 100. 



Palmer Wool - Filled Burlap 
Mat. Frost-proof. Made express- 
ly for winter covering of hotbeds, 
coldframes, plants 
and seeds of all kinds. 
Indestructible, cheap 
and warm. Will not 
harbor mice or ver- 
min. Easily handled. 
Dry out quickly after 
rain. Cost less than 
old - fashioned straw 
mats and entirely take 
their place. 40 x 76 in. 
90 cts. each, $9.90 per 
doz.; 76 X 76 in. $1.35 each, I15 per doz. 


A substitute for 
glass sash in hotbeds 
and coldframes, and the light grade for shading greenhouses. This 
will be found an excellent substitute for glass (at one-tenth the cost) 
in protecting all kinds of seeds and plants on which glass sashes are 
used in early spring. It is safer, in fact, than glass, as it protects at 
night, while the temperature is not raised too high during the daj- — 
as is the case with glass sashes unless great care is given in ventilat- 
ing — and being light and portable, it can be sent in sections where it 
would be difficult to get sash. Samples mailed on application. 
Light Grade. Mostly used in the south for tobacco beds and in the 
North for shading greenhouses. Yard 5 cts. ; b)' the piece of 68 
yards, 4'/^ cts. per yard. 
Medium Grade. The best for general purposes. Yard, 9 cts. ; by 

the piece of 60 yards, 8 cts. per yard. 
Heavy Grade. Waterproof and advised for states north of Pennsyl- 
vania. Yard 13 cts. ; by the piece of 40 yards, 12 cts. per yard. 


Regulation Unglazed. 3x6 feet, for 6x8-inch glass, of white 

pine. Each Si. 50, doz. $15. 
Extra Fine Unglazed. Made from Red gulf cypress, finished edges, 

requiring 10 x 12-inch glass. 3x6 feet. Each $1.75, doz. $18. 
Extra Fine Glazed. 3x6 feet, with three rows of 10 x 12-inch glass, 

painted two coats white. Each $4. 


Measurements are out- 
side dimensions 

Diameter Length of stave 
inches 24 inches... 

. 22 
. 21 
■ II 

3 30 
2 65 
2 40 
I 90 
I 60 
I 50 



18 inch $j 00 

20 " I 10 

22 " I 35 


Vory light and will not break 








5o 10 

$1 05 

$7 75 

$1 35 

$10 40 


I 10 

8 00 

... 15 

1 45 

1 1 00 


I 15 

8 80 

... 18 

1 75 

13 00 


I 25 

9 40 

14 " .... 

2 25 

17 00 

BULB PANS ( Earthenware 






3 inches. 

. 6 inches. 

•$o 07 
. 08 

$0 68 

S3 75 

3'A " ■ 

• 7 " • 


4 80 

4 " • 

. 8 " . 



6 00 

4'A " . 

• 9 " 


I 30 

8 40 


.10 " 


I 63 

10 80 


.12 " 

• 25 

2 28 

15 00 

7 " • 

.14 " . 

• 50 

4 55 

30 00 

8 " . 

.16 " . 


7 80 

60 00 


.18 " . 

■ I 25 

II 70 

90 00 

Height and 
Width Inside 


Made of indurated fiber ware. Will not soak or rust. Casters have 
ball bearings. Every heavy plant sold needs one to save carpets and 
floors. Each Doz. 

12 inch $0 60 $6 50 

14 " 70 7 75 

16 90 9 00 

$10 00 
12 00 
15 00 




1 ,000 

$0 01 

So 06 



l3 46 




3 96 




4 45 




5 45 




6 93 





8 41 





10 89 





12 37 





14 85 





19 80 





24 75 





29 70 





44 00 





55 00 


I 09 



77 00 


I 56 



1 10 CO 


2 II 



148 50 


2 81 




3 90 




7 80 



Less 10 per cert discount for cash 





io 02 

$0 15 

$1 12 



I 40 



I 88 



2 40 



3 60 



4 80 



6 CO 



7 20 


I 17 

9 00 


I 95 

15 00 


Used largely for starting vegetables, plants in frames, and for ship- 
C'ing perennial plants. 








1 ,000 
$2 50 
2 65 

4 25 

5 60 


4 inch So 20 

5 " 25 

6 " 30 


$0 95 
I 40 
I 80 

1 ,000 
$7 50 
II 50 
16 00 


No. .10 Steel Wire, Galvan- 

2 feet 

2K " 

$0 45 

1 .000 
$4 08 










I 00 



I 12 



I 30 



I 40 



■2V^ " 

4 " 

4'A ....... 

5 " 

6 " 

6'A " 

No. 8 Steel Wire, Galvait- 
ized. For staking American 
Beauty and other strong and 
tall-growing loses. 100 i.oco 

2 feet $0 55 

2% " 70 








95 25 

6 50 

7 50 
9 00 

10 00 

11 50 
13 CO 
15 50 

Green Painted Tapering 
Plant Stakes. 


I 'A feet So 14 










1 55 

2 20 

2 90 

3 60 

4 35 

5 10 

Green Painted Heavy, 
Dahlia Stakes. 

Doz. 100 

3 feet So 68 $4 40 

3'A " 80 5 17 

4 ■' 95 5 90 

5 ' I 15 7 40 

6 " I 40 8 90 

Hyacinth Stakes (Wood). 
Dyed green. 

100 I, coo 5,Ofo 

12 inch $0 15 So 85 S4 00 

18 " 20 I 25 5 75 

Unpainted Stakes, or Dowels, Wood. 100 

36 inches long, 3-16 inch diameter So 60 








S4 50 
4 50 

The above dyed green, icc. per 100, or 50c. per 1,000 additions 

8 75 


219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA.PA. 


'Reliable" Food Cooker 

Calf Feeder 

'Acme." Greatly improved over old style. 
:alch. 51.50 eacli, S16 per doz. 


Asparagus Buncher, 

KnilL- guide, strong 
Bee Hives, " Root's." X.. : >\ <- tailed, S2.S5 each, set up ; in flat, 

5 Iiives in crate, ?9.75 : U' l-.-, 5iS. 
Xo. 5, 2-story liive, S,i eacli, stt 1111 : in flat. 5 liives. S10.50. 
Bee Section Boxes. 75 cts. per 100. 55 per 1,000. 

Bee-Comb Foundation. Medium Brood, 58 cts. per lb. ; Liglit Sur- 
plus?, 65 cts. per lb. 

Bee Smokers, " Cornell's " S5 cts. : " Clark's " 55 cts. 

AH other Bee Supplies 

Calf Feeders, " Small's." ^^'itb rubber teat, S2. 

Calf Weaners, *' Rice's." Xo i, for calves. 30 cts.; Xo. 2, for heifers, 
45 cts.; Xo. 3, for cows (to i>rt\ent self-sucking), 65 cts. 

Churns. Ced;:r Cylinder. 2gals.,S2; 4 gals.. S2.50 ; 7gals.,S3. 

Cider Mills, "Buckeye."'' The best, strongest mill made. Junior, 
S12; medium, S16; senior. S21. 

Cookers. For cooking stock foods, or preparing lime, sulphur and 
salt spra\-ing mixtures. 
"Reliable." For wood. 20 gal.,S5; 35 gal., $8; 50 gal., Sio; 100 
gal.. Si. 

Circular Steel Boilers. 36gal.,Sio; 48 gal., $12. 
Corn Planters, .■\utoniatic hand. ?i.75. 
Corn Shellers, " Red Chief." For box, $2. 

"Invincible." .Single hole, S8. "Lightning." Two-hole, Si5- 
Dibbles, For transplanting. Steel, 50 cts. ; brass, 60 cts. 
Drills, " Planet Jr." See third cover page. 

Egg Crates, "Perfection." 30 doz., Si. 25 each, S13 per doz. ; fillers, 
per set 25 cts. 

Floral or Garden Sets. For ladies and children. 50 cts. to Si. 
Forks, Hay. 2-tine, 80 cts.; 3-tine, 90 cts. 
Spading. D-handle, 4-tine, $1.10; 5-tine, S1.35. 

Manure. D-handle, 4-tine, 85 cts.; 5-tine, $1.25. Long-handle, 4-tine, 
90 cts.; 5-tine, ?i 10. 
Fruit Pickers. W ire, with brass eye, 35 cts. 
Fumigators, "Eureka." No. 1, $1 ; No. 2, $1.50; No. 3. 

"Perfection." Xo. i, $2.75; Xo. 2, $3.25; No. 3, S3. 75 
Garden Lines. 60 ft., 30 cts. ; 90 ft., 60 cts. ; 120 ft., 75 cts. 
Garden Reels, Iron, small, 65 cts.; galvanized, single, Si. 25; galvan- 
ized, double, Si.75. 
Grindstones, " Farmer's." i8-in., $3.25; 20-111,53. 50; 24-in., S4-5o. 
Guards, for Trees. Wire, Si-25- 
Hoes. In variety. 
Half Moon. 3-in., 40 cts.; 4-in., 45 cts.; 5-in.. 50 cts.; 6-in., 55 cts. 
Square. 6 in., solid shank, 50 cts.; 7-iii., 55 cts.; 8-in.. 60 cts. 
Bateman Field, jj^-in. blade,; 6'/^-in., $1.25 ; 8-in., Si-45- 
Hoe and Rake, combined. 4-prong, 50 cts.; 6-prong, 60 cts. 
Warren. Small, 65 cts.; large, 75 cts. 
Tomato Transplanting. Short-handle, 65 cts. 
Scuffle. English. 4-in., 50 cts.; 5-in., 55 cts.; 6-in. 

8-iii.. 75 cts. ; lo-in. , Si. 
Celery Hoes. For hilling celery. 14-in., Si. 25. 
Horse-radish Graters. Steel pin. No. i. S6; No. 2, $7; No. 3, with 

lever tread, 5i 1 , 
Knives, Asparagus. 30 cts. each, $3. 25 per doz. 
Edging. For trimming edges of walks. American, 50 cts. 

8-in., Si. 50; 9-in., Si.75. 
Budding, " Saynor's." English, i blade. Si. 35; 2 blades. Si. 75. 
German, i blade, 75 cts. ; .Ameri- 
can, I blade. Si ; 2 blades. Si .25. 
Pruning. English, i blade, Si.iS- 

.-Viiierican, i blade, 60 cts. 
Pruning and Budding. 2 blades. 
Si 25. 

Plant Stands. 'Wooden, .3-shelf, Si :o; 

wire, 3-slKlf, S3; 4-shelf, S3. 75. 
Rakes. In variety. 
Steel. Short teeth, for walks. 14 

teeth, 40 cts.; 16 teeth, 50 cts.; iS 

teeth, 60 cts. 
Steel. Garden. 6 teeth, 25c.; 8 teeth, 

30C.; 10 teeth, 35c.; 12 teeth, 40 c; 

14 teeth, 45 c; 16 teeth. 50 c. 
Steel Bow. gtc t'i v i ts ; 11 teeth, 

40 cts.: 13 teeth, =" is teeth, 60c. 
Hustler Lawn, (iahanized wire, 50c. 
Wooden, 40 ct-;. 

Automatic, se lf-cleaning, 26 teeth, 

7.) cts.; 3S-tceth, Si 
Lawn and Scarifying. 50 els. 
Hay and Straw. .S and loteeth, .3nc. 
Root Cutters. No. 7, for poultry, S5- 
Banner. Xo. 20 S8 50; No. 15, SO-.So. 
Saws, Pruning. i6-in., 75 cts.; i8-in., 
<jo cts.; 20-in.. Si- 10. 

65 cts. 



Hoes in Assortment 


Scissors. Grape Thinning, English, $i ; Fruit and Flower Gatherers, hold 
after cutting, American, 25 cts.; imported, $1. 

Scythes, American, $1 ; American, brusli, 90 cts ; English, lawn, riveted 
back, Si -25; sneathe, or handle, 75 cts. 

Scythe Stones, *' Darby," 10 cts. " Talacre," 15 cts. 

Seed Sowers, "Little Giant," $1.50. " Gaboon," $3.25. "Wheel- 
barrow," jjSy. 


Grass Border. 8-in blade, $2; 10 in., $2.50; with wheel, 8-in. $2.50, lo-in. $3 

Lawn. Two wheels, 9-in. blade, for cutting under fences and shrubs, $2.50. 

Perfection Pruning, 7-in.,$2; 8-in., $2.25; 9-in., $2.50. 

Grape Pruning. One size. 50 cts. 

German Pruning. 8-in., 50 cts.; 9-in., 65 cts. 

German. Small, nickel. $1. 

Lopping. Long liandle. 75 cts. 

Waters' Tree Pruning. 4 ft., 75 cts.; 6 ft., 85 cts.; 8 ft., $1 ; 10 ft., fi.15 ; 
12 ft.. Si. 25, 

Hedge, English. With notch. 8-in., $1.50; 9-in., $1.75; 10 in. $2. 
Sheep. For grass. 50 cts., and 75 cts. 


Ames, round point $1 35 

Imperial, round point i 00 

Jackson, round point i 00 

Imperial, square point 1 00 


Ames, round point $1 35 

" square point i 25 

Imperial, round point i oo 

" square point 90 


No. 2, lo-inch mouth $0 90 

No. 3, n-inch moutli i 00 

No. 5, 12-inch mouth I 15 

No. 6, 13-inch mouth i 20 


All steel, long handle . 
All steel, short handle. 
Adams, wood 


Wire, made of heavy steel wire, very substantial 1 75 

Sickles, or Grass Hooks. American, 25 cts.; English, riveted back, 50c 
Sieves. iS-in., any mesh 

75 cts.; 20-in., any mesh, 85 cts. 

$1 35 


Ames Steel 

D-handle i 00 

Long Handle i 00 

Nursery i 75 






No. A. Barrel 12 inches long. One spray and one stream rose 2 50 

No. a. Barrel 1^14 inches long. One coarse and one fine spray and 

line stream rose 4 7.S 

10. Barrel 18 inches long. One coarse and one fine spray, and 

one stream rose, with patent valves and elbow joint 5 50 

No. G. Barrel 16 inches long. One spray and one stream rose, and 

elbow joint 4 75 

No. H. Barrel 18 inches long. Sheet brass. One spray rose 2 75 

Horticultural Zinc i 00 

" Brass i 50 

Thermometers. Tin, Japanned, 15 cts.; Hotbed or Mushroom, Si. 50: 

Incubator, 50 cts.; Self-registering, $2.50. 
Tree Tubs. Cedar. No. o, 27-in., $5; No. i, 25-in., S4-5o ; No. 3, 21-in., 

83.25; No. 5, 18 in., $2.40; No. 7, 15 in., $1.75. 
Traps, " Olmsted " (Mole). The best. Si. 50. 
" Out-of-Sight " (Rat). 20 cts. each, $1.50 per doz. (Mouse.) 10 cts. 
each, 25 cts for 3, 75 cts. per doz. 
Trellis. In assortment of shapes and sizes. 25 cts. to $2. 
Trowels. 10 cts., 15 cts. and 20 cts.; steel, 3s cts., 40 cts. and 50 cts. 
Twines. Cotton, 30 cts. a lb.: Jute, 18 cts. a lb ; Fla.x, 25 cts. a lb. 
Watering Pots. Galvanized, short spout, 4-qt , 40 cts.; 6-qt., 50 cts.; 
8-qt., 65 cts.; lo-qt., 85 cts.; 12-qt., $1 ; i6-qt., $1.50. Tin, painted green, 
i-qt., 20 cts ; 2-qt., 25 cts.; 4-qt., 35 cts.; 6-qt., 45 cts.; 8-qt., 60 cts.; 
lo-qt., 75 cts. Heavy galvanized, long spout, 4-qt., $1.50; 6-qt., $1.75; 
S-qt., $2; lo-qt., $2. 25; i2-qt., $2.60. 
Water Barrel, Truck and Leaf-rack. iK-in. wheels, 
wheels, $10; 3'.2-in. wheels, Sio.7,s. Large box for truck, 
for truck, $4.50. .Sprinkler attachment. $3. 
Weeders, "Excelsior," 10 cts. Three Prong, 15 cts. 

25 cts. "Cleveland," lawn, 50 cts. 
Wheelbarrows. Wide tread, No. 3, $3.50 ; No. 4, S4 ; No. 5, ^ 
Wire. Galvanized. Per stone of 12 lbs., No. 16, 85 cts.; No. 18, 
Si. 10; No. 20, S1.15. 

$9,25; 2K-in. 
J3. Leaf-rack 


■ ^■5c-. 

$1 ; No. 19, 


English Rivetied-back Scythe 

Pruning Saw 

Brass Syringe 

WALTEP^ P. STOKES [) 219 Market §^eet, PHIBADELPHIA, PA 



The Boss One-Horse Plow supplies the market-gardener with an implement long needed. It is 
the best one-horse plow ever introduced, and market-gardeners who have used it one season would 
not do without it for ten times its cost if they could not get another. It has a verj^ high curved iron 
standard, enabling it to plow under stubble, vines, weeds, etc., without choking, better than any other 
plow made. It will scour in all soils, and is guaranteed to work as represented or money refunded. 
Purchasers of the Boss Plow actually get four plows for the price of one. The No. 2M (which is full 

size) moldboard can be taken off and the 
plow used for " throwing " out carrots, par- 
snips, beets, salsify, celery, etc., which is a 
very valuable feature, as roots ran be taken 
out' five times faster this waj- than by dig- 
ging them out in the old manner. The No. 2 
moldboard is smaller than No. 7.V2, and can 
be used where it is desirable to turn narrow 
furrows, and for making deep, narrow fur- 
rows for planting seeds, plants, etc. 

The No. 3 moldboard is smaller than No. 
2 and is used for similar purposes. 

No. I is a double moldboard, used for 
opening furrows and hilling up, and can be 
attached to the standard by removing the share and moldboard; this is sold extra. Price, $1.50. Extra double 
moldboard shares 50 cts. Price, with 3 different size moldboards and 2 shares, including those on the plow. 55. 
Extra plain shares, 25 cts. each. 


Detailed circulars of any of these tools to be had on application 

"Gem" Single Wheel Hand Hoe, 

fitted with 5 steel cultivator 

teeth, only $3 25 

" Single Wheel Hoe, complete. 450 
" Double ' " " 5 50 

" Landside Plow for either style 80 

"Gem" Double Wheel Attachment 

for Single Wheel "Gem,"...$i 00 

" Onion Set Gatherer 65 

"Advance" Fertilizer and Pea and 

Bean Drill 6 50 

"New Model" Seed Drill 7 50 

Diamond -Tooth Harrow. Price, $3.75 


" Dixie " Plain Cultivator S3 00 

" Iron Age " Plain Cultivator 3 50 

7- Tooth Plain 4 50 

Horse Hoe Attachment for Iron Age, per pair 1 50 

6-inch Sweep to complete Horse Hoe 25 

Wheel Attachment, complete 40 

Leveler Attachment, for covering So 75 

Adjustable Weeder Attachment, complete, per pair 2 00 


Diamond-Shaped Teeth, each . 10 

Sweep Attachment 85 

"Iron Age" Steels, per set (5) 50 

Eureka Seed Drill 

THE EUREKA SEED DRILL For Kitchen-Carden and Hotbed 

It will sow and cover Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Lettuce, Onions, Radishes, Spinach, Turnips, and all 
such seeds with the greatest regularity. Force feed. It is only intended for very small operations. In large opera- 
tions you need a " Planet Jr." Drill. 

Have you a Kitchen- Garden ? Don't try to do without this little planter another season. Your gar- 
den will smile approbation all through the season if you use the Eureka. 

Have you a Hotbed 1 This drill you must have. It is the only machine suited to sow seed in a hot- 
bed. Snws up close to the sides in straight rows. Sows the smallest packet of seeds, as well as a larger 
bulk. This drill is not a toy, but a strong, practicable machine that will last many years. Don't buy a 
similar machine that has the opening plow in front of the machine. You 
cannot get near the sides of a hotbed nor close up to the fence. Neither 
does it cover the seed. It will be an aggravation rather than a labor-saving 
machine, as we offer. Price, $1. 


This you will find to bp by actual trial a first-class labor saver. It will save its cost in a day. 

It isespecially recommended for use in hard ground, 
to cultivate between closely set crops. A handy tool 
in the fiow-er- and vegetable-garden. Price, Si. 


Norcross Weeder . Price, $1 

Acme Pulverizing Harrow 

This Is a Trucker's Tool Par Excellence 

Is adapted to all soils and all work for which a 
h.irrow is needed. Flat crushing spurs pulverize 
lumps, level and smooth the ground, while at the same time curved coulters cultivate, cut, 
lift and turn the entire surface of the soil. The backward slant of the coulters prevents tear- 
ing up rubbish and reduces the draft. A seat is provided for the driver. An adjusting lever is 
within reach of the driver. When this lever is let forward the weight of the harrow is car- 
ried on the bar as when tran.sporting from field to field. Made entirely of cast steel and 
wrought iron, and, therefore, practically indestructible. Withal, it is the cheapest Biding 
Harrow on earth— sells for about the same as an ordinarv drag. 

No. G. 1-Horse. 3-ft. Cut, Walking.. 59 50 I No. 23. 2-Horse. 6^ ft. Cut, Ridini;, 

No. H. 1-Horse. 4-ft. 4 in. Cut. Riding 14 00 | with flexible gang bars S1700 

Prices do not include whiflBetrees or neck yoke 


TOKE§; S tandard 



I issue a special catalogue of these and will mail it ou request 


I am sole agent in this vicinity for the Model Incubators, manu- 
factured by Chas. A. Cyphers. Mr. Cyphers is the pioneer of the 

artificial hatching busi- 
ness, and these Model In- 
cubators are the result of 
his latest and best thought 
upon the subject. The)- 
are superior to all other 
makes, being self regulat- 
ing, self ventilating and 
require no extra mois- 
ture. The)' are also the 
most convenient and saf- 
est from danger of fire, 
and produce the strong- 
est chicks. The Mode! 
Incubator is the best In- 
cubator on earth. 

No. o, 8o-egg $i6 oo 

No. I, 150-egg 22 00 

No. 2, 250-egg 31 00 

No. 3, ^eo-egg 37 00 

No. 4, 412-egg 43 00 

Chas. A. Cyphers' Model 1909 

No. 5-C, with crank handle 



25 i 
46 i 

No. 5-B, with balance-wheel 8 00 

No. 5-BM, with balance-wheel, mounted on iron stand 10 40 

Mo. 7. The best size for a yard of 100 hens and over 12 00 

No. 9. Larger and heavier than No. 7. Hand-power 18 40 


Each Doz. 

No. I, 2 quarts $0 35 $3 50 

No. 2, 4 quarts 50 5 00 

No. 3, 8 quarts 75 7 50 


1 quart $0 25 

2 quarts 30 

4 quarts 40 

I 8 quarts 65 


Bale of lu ruds 
(165 feet) 

inches wide $3 25 

inches wide 4 25 

inches wide 4 75 

inches wide 5 00 

inches wide 5 50 

In comparing prices with ordinary poultry netting, remember 
these bales are 15 feet longer. 

COOPS, Brood, Shipping and Exhibition. Write for prices. 

CAPONIZING INSTRUMENTS. Full directions with each 
set. $2.25 


POULTRY MARKERS, PhUadelphia $0 25 

Reliable 35 

POULTRY LEG BANDS, Pliant. Copper and alumi- 
num 65 cts. for 50, jSi per 100. . 


20c. per doz., $1.2.5 psr 100. . 



Large 75 

HEN NESTS. Wire 15 cts. each, $1.25 per doz. . 

KNIVES, Poultry Killing. French 50 

Progressive 50 

THERMOMETERS. Incubator 50 

Brooder 35 cts. and 50 

?i.75, loO' 


(Prices subject to change) 

"Vigor " Poultry Food. Manufactured by me. Fine for young 

or old fowls. Per 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Vigor " Ground Beef Scraps. My own brand and a very choice 

article. Pei- 100 lbs., fo.25. 
"Vigor" Egg Food. A great egg producer. Per 100 lbs., $2.50. 
"Vigor " Scratch Food. Mixed grains and seeds for poultry. 

Per 100 lbs., I2.25. 
"Vigor" Pigeon Food. Per 100 lbs., $2.50. 
"Vigor" Laying Food. Per 100 lbs., $2.50 
"Model" Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.75. 
"Vigor " Developing Food. 50 lbs. fi.50, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
Chick Manna. For little chicks. 5-lb. bag, 40 cts ; 60-lb. case, $4.20.- 
Ground Dried Blood. For poultrv and ducks. 50 lbs. 

lbs. $3.75. 

Cut Clover Hay. Per 100 lbs., $2.25. 

Pratt's Poultry Food. Pkg. 25 cts., 5 lbs. 60 cts., 12 lbs. : 
Clover Meal. 100 lbs. $2.25. 
Conkey's Roup Cure. 50 

cts. and $1. 
"Vigor " Roup Cure. Small, 

25 cts. ; large. 50 cts. 
Rust Haven Roup Pills. Box 

25 cts. 

F. P. C. Roup Preparation. 

%\h. 20 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

"Vigor" Charcoal. 2-lb. 
cartons 15 cts., 100 lbs. $2.50. 

Rust Haven's Climax Con- 
dition Powder. Pkg. 25 
cts. ; large size, 50 cts. 

Sheridan's Condition Pow- 
der. 25 cts. and fi. 

Madoc Gape Cure. 20 ct:- 
and 35 cts. 

Crushed Oyster shell. lO' 
lbs. 75 cts., 500 lbs. fo.25. 

Mica Crystal Grits. 100 lbs 
85 cts., 500 lbs. $3 50. 

Lambert's Death to Lice. 
25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

Conkey's Lice Paint, i qt , 
35 cts., I .gal. $1. 

"Vigor " Lice Powder. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

"Vigor" Lice Paint, i qt. 35 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts. 

"Vigor" Disinfectant. K-gal. can 90 cts., gal. $1.50. 

Spratt's Patent Dog Cakes. 3-lb. box 25 cts., 5 lbs. 40 cts., 25 
lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. S6.50. 

Spratt's Patent Puppy Biscuit. 3-lb. box 30 cts., 5 lbs. 50 cts.^ 
25 lbs. $1.90, 100 lbs. $7. 

Salt Cat. For Pigeons. Per brick 10 cts. 


Root's Hives. Setup $285 

In flat (bundle of 5 hives fe.75) 2 15 

Bee Section Boxes. Per 100, 75 cts. 
Comb Foundations — 

Medium brood. Per lb $0 58 

Thin brood. Per lb 70 

Smokers. 60 cts. and 85 cts. 
Hoffman Frames. 25 set up, $1.50; flat, $1. 
Foundation Fasteners. 30 cts. and $1.25. 
Swarm Catchers. $1.25 complete; without pole, $ 
A B C of Bee Culture. Very complete book on bees 


Prices of other Bee Supplies furnished on application. 


WALTEP^P. STOKES [j 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 




Stokes' Novelties 

. 2 


Farm Seeds, Field Corn, Grain, etc. 


"Stokes' Standards" 



Fodder Plants, Millets, etc. . . . 


Vegetable Seeds — General List 

. 17- 


Lawn Grass Seeds and Mixtures 


Stokes' Leaflet Essays Free 


Grass and Clover Seeds . . 


Books for the Farm and Garden 


Flower Seeds ..... 


Vegetable Plants 




Tree Seeds 


" De Luxe " Collections . . 


Vegetable Seeds 


Artichoke 17 

Asparagus 17 

Asparagus Roots 17 

Beans — 

Bush, Green-podded .18 

Busli, Wax-podded iS 

Bush, for Shelling 18 

Bush Limas 19 

Pole Limas 19 

Pole 18 

Beets, Garden 20 

Beets, Sugar 21 

Beets, Mangel Wuivels 21 

Borecole, See Kale 

Broccoli 21 

Brussels Sprouts 21 

Cabbage, EarU 22, 23 

Cahb.ige, Late 23 

Carrots 24 

Cauliflower 25 

Celery 26 

Chicory 25 

Chives' 25 

Collards 25 

Corn Salad, or Fetucus 25 

Com 27, 52-54 

Cress 25 

Cucumbers 28 

Dandelion 29 

Eggplant 29 

Endive 29 

Garlic 30 

Herbs 51 

Horse-radish 30 

Kale 29 

Kohlrabi 29 

Leek 30 

Lettuce 30-32 

Martynia 32 

Melons, Musk 34.35 

Melons, Water 36, 37 

Mushroom Spawn 33 

Mustard 33 

Nasturtium 33 

Okra, or Gumbo 33 

Onion, American 38,39 

Parsley 42 

Parsnips 42 

Peanuts 42 

Peas, Early 4^". 4' 

Peas, Main crop 41 

Peppers 42 

Potatoes. White 43 

Potatoes, Sweet 43 

Pumpkins . . 46 

Radishes 44. 45 

Rhubarb or Pie-Plant 45 

Rhubarb Roots 45 

Rutabagas .or Swedes 50 

Sage 51 

Vegetable Seeds, con. 


Salsify, or Oyster Plant 47 

Spinach 47 

Squash 47 

I'hyme 51 

Tobacco 51 

Tomato 48, 49 

Tomato, Sparks' Earliana .48 
Turnips and Rutabag.TS. . . 50 

Lawn Grass Seed 59 

Permanent Pasture Grass 

Mixtures 59, 60 

Roses 84 

Farm Seeds 

Barley 55 

Bean, Velvet 57 

Bean, Soja 57 

Broom Corn 55 

Buckwheat 55 

Clovers 60 

Corn, Field 52-54 

Corn, Kafir 56 

Fruit Tree Seeds 5r 

Grasses 60 

Millets 58 

Milo Maize 56 

Oats 54 

Peas, Cow 57 

Peas, Canada Field 57 

Rape, Dwarf I- ssex 56 

Speltz, or Emmer 55 

Spring Rye 55 

Spring W heat 55 

Sugar Cane 56 

Sunflo\ver 55 

Teosinte 56 

Vetches 56 

Flower Seeds 

Abronia 78 

Abutilon 78 

Acroclinium 78 

.•\dlumia 77, 78 

Adonis 78 

Ageratum 65 


Amarantus 78 

Ampelopsis 77 

Antirrhinum f 5 

Aquilegia 7H 

Arctotis grandis 78 

Asparagus 77 

Asters 62, f 4 

Balloon Vine 77 

Balsam 65 

Balsam Apple 79 

Balsam Pear 79 

Begonia 7^-78 

Bellis. See 
Brachycome 78 

Flower Seeds, con. 


Browallia 78 

Calliopsis 78 

Cacalia 78 

Calceolaria . . 76 

Calendula 78 

Campanula 65 

Canary-Bird Vine 77 

Candytuft 66 

Cannas 78 

Canterbury Bell 65 

Carnations 66, 85 

Castor-Oil Plant 75 

Celosia 67 

Centaurea 66 

Chrysanthemums 78, 85 

Cineraria 76 

Clarkia 78 

Clematis , 77. 85 

Cleome 78 

Cobcea sc.tndens 77 

Cockscomb 67 

Coleus 76 

Convolvulus 77 

Coreopsis 78 

Cornflower 66 

Cosmos 67 

Crotnlaria 67 

Cyclamen 76 

Cypress \'ine 77 

Dahlias 78 

Daisy 67 

Datura 78 

Delphinium 63, 67 

Dianthus 68 

Digitalis 67 

Dolichos 77 

Dracaena 78 

Edelweiss 78 

Eschscholtzia 62, 78 

Evening Pri 1 rose 78 

Everlasting Flowers 78 

)- erns 76 

Forget-me-no' s tS 

Foxgloves 67 

Gaillardia 78 

Geranium 76. 85 

Glowing Bail 6g 

Gloxinia 76 

Godetia 78 

Gourds 77 

Grasses 78 

Grevillea 78 

Gypsophila 78 

Heltanthus 75 

Heliotrope 79 

Hibiscus 79 

Hollyhocks 68 

Honeysuckle 85 

Humulus 7; 

Ipomoea 77 


Plants . . 51 

Ornamental Trees, Flowering Shrubs, 

Evergreens and Hedge Plants . 82 
Vegetable Seed Collection . . 83 

Fruit and Nut Trees . . 87 

How to Order and Liberal Premiums 

2d cover 

Flower Seeds, con. 


Jerusalem Cherry 79 

Kenilwonh Ivy 77 

Kochia 69 [ 

Lanlana 79 

Larkspur 67, 79 

Lathy rus 77 

Lobelia 69 

Love-in-a- Mist 69 

Lvchnis 79 

Marigold 69 

Marvel of Peru 79 

Matricaria 79 

Mesembryanthemum 79 

Mignonette 69 

Mimulus 79 

Moonflower 77, 85 

Momordica bal..^amina 79 

Momordica Chaientia 79 

Morning-Glories 63, 77 

Myosotis 68 

Nasturtiums 62, 70 

Nicotiana 69 

Nigella 69 

Pansy 71 

Passion Flower 77 

Petunia 63, 72 

Phlox 72, 85 

Pinks 68 

Poppy 63, 72, 79 

Portulaca 79 

Primula 76. 79 

Pyrethrum 79 

Ricinus 75 

Rudbeckia 75 

Sage, Scarlet 79 

Salpiglossis 79 

Salvia 62, 75 

Scabiosa 79 

Scarlet Runner Beans 77 

Schizanthus 79 

Sensitive Plant 79 

Smilax 77 

Snapdragon 65 

Stevia 79 

Stocks 75 

Stokesia Cyanea 79 

Sunflower 75 

Swainsonia 76 

Sweet Peas 73. 74 

Sweet William 7c 

Thunbergia 79 

Torenia 79 

Tropseoluin 7°. 79 

Verbena 75 

Violet 79- 85 

Wallflower 79 

Wild Cucumber 77 

W'ild Flower Garden 76 

Wistaria 85 

Zinnia 75 



American Wonder Lemon 85 

Deutzia 85 

Dwarf Otaheitt Orange ...65 

Chinese Lantern Hant 63 

Ferns 7b 

Hydrangeas 85 

Japanese KudzuVine 11 

Roses 84 

Snowball 85 

Spirea 85 

Strawberries, etc 86 

\'egetable Plants 51 

Weigela 85 


Begonias, Tub. -rooted 80 

Caladiums 80 

Calla 80 

Cannas 80 

Cinnamon Vine 80 

Dahlias 80 

Gladioli Si 

Gloxinia Si 

Iris 81 

Lilies 80 

Lilv-of-the-Valley 81 

Oxalis 81 

Peonies .81 

Tuberose 81 


Asparagus Buiichers 17 

Bee Hives 95 

Books 61 

Dog Cakes 90 

Essays, Leaflets 61 

Farmogerm 61 

Farm and Garden Tools 

92. 93 

Fertilizers 8S 

Fruit Trees 87 

Grapes 87 

Incubators and Brooders. . .95 

Inse<nicides 88 

Lawn Requisites 89 

Nut Trees 87 

Peach Pits 5' 

Planet Jr. Tools 3d cover 

PoultO' Foods 95 

Poultry Medicines 95 

Poultry Supplies 95 

Requisites 90, 91 

Shrubs, Hardy Ornamen- 
tal 85 

Small Fruits 86 

Spraying Devices 88 

Tape, Red 17 

Tools and Implements 94 

Tree Seeds 5' 

Vines, Climbing 77. S5 

Scotch Collie Dogs and 
Live Stock 

I invite correspondence on thoroughbred live stock of any kind. 
I always have on hand Scotch Collie Puppies, pedigreed and eli- 
gible to registry in the American Kennel Club Stud Book. 


JERSEY RED PIGS. 10 weeks old, $8 each, pair $15. 

BERKSHIRE PIGS. 10 weeks old, $10 each, pair $18. 


Pups from this Stock $15 each 

i, Hofuct McF>RUNo Co.. HuRncuLruMi. Printers Hkrrissurs. P«. 


How To Get 



====^^= in connection with your order of =^=^= 

Stokes' Standard Seeds 

(For illustrations of the Tools see back of this circular) 

HE PLANET Jr. DRILLS and WHEEL HOES add much to the joy of gardening. With them, the 
cultivation of your crops, even though your garden be but small, is a pleasure and a comfortable, healthy, 
exercise, with none of the drudgery and labor there is in hoeing in the old-fashioned way. With the DRILLS 
the seeding may be done in one-quarter the time required to do it by hand, and the machines do it far better, 
producing a more even crop and with a very great saving of seed ; with the HILL DROPPING DRILLS there is also 
a great additional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The WHEEL HOES, with their attachments for cultivating, 
hilling, furrowing, covering, etc., are very great labor savers and their use is a pleasant, easy exercise. 

All the Planet Jr. Tools are substantially built, made of the very finest grade of steel, and will last with ordinary 
care for a long time, and are easily operated by man, woman, or grown-up child. 

Below I give you a schedule by which, with a little effort on your part, combining your order with your neighbor's, 
you can easily work your Seed Order up to a sufficient size to obtain one of these practical, useful tools for nothing. 
Complete Planet Jr. Catalogues will be mailed on request, where fuller details are wanted regarding their construction or 
their use. 


These Premiums apply only to Vegetable Seeds as given in my Seed Catalogue from pages 2 to 50, on Lawn Grass 
Seed, page 59, and on Flower Seed from pages 62 to 79, at full retail catalogue prices. They do not apply to Farm 
Seeds, Potatoes, Grass Seeds (except Lawn Grass Seed) or tools or implements, or Poultry Supplies: 

On orders for Vegetable or Flower Seeds, as stated above, to the value of $50.00, you may select Planet Jr. 
Tools Eis a Premium to the value of $ 1 0.00. 

On orders as above for $40.00, Premium to the value of $8.00 
" 25.00, " " " " " 5.00 
" 20.00, " " " " " 4.00 
" 10.00, one No. 18 Single Wheel-Hoe, value $3.00 
" 8.00, one Fire Fly Wheel Garden Plow, value $2.25 
Or above Premiums may be used in part payment of any Planet Jr. Tools ordered of me. 

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As a Premium in my order of $ enclosed, please send me by / ^''^'K^* 1 the 

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following Planet Jr. Tools as per your special offer : 


219 Market St., Philadelphia 

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Planet Jr. Farm and Garden Tools 

No. 12 Planet Jr. Double 
Wheel Hoe 

Price, with Attach- 
ments as in cut 

Cultivates both sides of the row at once. 

Planet Jr. No. 4 Combined Seed Drill, 
Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator 
and Plow 


Sow your seeds with the Drill and cultivate afterwards 
with the tools as a Wheel Hoe. Not as handy as the separate 
tools, but for family gardens are very satisfactory. 

Planet Jr. No. 8 Horse Hoe and 

Price, $9.00 

No. 3 Planet Jr. Hill and 
Drill Seeder 

Price, $10.50 

This Seeder sows in a continuous row or it will drop in 
hills either 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 inches apart. A great seed saver. 

No. 1 7 Planet Jr. Single 

Wheel Hoe Price, as in cut 

Without the Plow 

Fire-Fly Garden Plow 

Price, S2.35 

This tool is exceedingly use- 
ful to owTiers of sm=ill gardens. 
It will throw a furrow four to ax 
inches wide and one to three 
inches deep, and deeper by going 
twice. Furrows for manure or 
seeds can be opened and covered. 
In Cultivating, plow away, weed 
and plow back again. This loo! 
=s- will enable a busy roan do in his 
spare minutes nearly all the work 
of a family garden. Chicken Raisers find il of great advantage in plo\>-ing up 
their scratching yards. 

Planet Jr. Twelve Tooth Harrow, Culti- 
vator and Pulverizer Price, complete $9.00 

Without Pulverizer 




Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Planet Jr." Drills, Wheel-Hoes and Cultivators 


These useful tools add much to the joy of gardening. With the Drills, the 
seeding may be done in one-fourth of the time required to do it by hand and far 
better, producing a more even crop and with a great saving of seed. With the 
Hill Droppers, there is also a great additional saving of labor in hoeing and thin- 
ning. The Wheel-Hoes, with their attachments for cultivating, hilling, furrowing, 
covering, etc., are great labor-savers, and their use is pleasant, easy exercise. 
They are 
built sub- 
and will 
last with 
care for 
a long 
time and 
are easily 
by man or 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder 

"Planet Jr." Hill and Drill Seeders 

A good seed drill is one of tlie most important garden implements 
The seeding may be done very much more rapidly than by hand and 
very much more evenly, producing a uniform crop and with con- 
siderable saving of seed. The Hill Droppers also make a great addi- 
tional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The New "Planet Jr." 
Hill and Drill Seeders are the very best seed planters made. They 
will sow seeds either in a continuous row (thick or thin, shallow or 
deep) or they may be set to plant any desired quantity of seed at 
regular distances apart, — 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 in. They open the furrow, 
drop the seed, cover and roll it, and mark the next row at one opera- 
tion and as fast as a man can walk. The flow of seed may be instantly 
shut off, thus preventing waste when turning the end of a row. 


No. 6 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, Wheel-Hoe, 
Cultivator and Plow. The newest and best drill 

No. 6 Hill and Drill Seeder, without attachments. . 

No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder. A special size with 
large hopper for market-gardeners, sugar-beet 
growers, etc 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeders. Very popular size 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder, combined with Single 
Wheel-Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 

No. 3 Hill and Drill Seeder. A popular size for 
market-gardeners, large private and hotel gardens 

No. 25 Hill and Drill Seeder and Double Wheel- 
Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 






$13 00 


10 50 


12 50 



8 50 

1 1 


ID 50 



10 CO 



13 00 

"Planet Jr." Wheel -Hoes and Cultivators for 
Hand Power 

These Wheel Cultivators make the care of your garden a pleasure, 
enabling a man or woman to care for five times as much ground as 
could be done with the ordinary hoe. They are built substantially 
for all-day work, and will last a long time. 

The Double Wheel-Hoes, while they work equally well between 
the rows of plants, are especially adapted for straddling one row, 
working close to both sides of the plants until they are 20 in. high. 

The Single Wheel-Hoes are rather lighter than the double wheel, 
and while the wheel can be set on the side of the frame, enabling 
both sides of one row to be hoed at one time, yet they are best 
adapted for working between two rows of plants. The attachments 
to either the Double or Single Wheel-Hoes include: 

The Cultivator. Teeth are made of best stamped steel, and it may 
be used for either stirring or cultivating the soil. 

The Flat Hoes. For hoeing and cutting off weeds near the surface. 
The 4-in. size are for rows under 12 in. wide, the 6-in. for wider rows. 

The Plows. Are for furrowing, covering, hilling up, etc. They will 
throw the earth either to or from the plants, as desired. 

The Kakes. Are for stirring, fining and leveling the surface and 
for early cultivation, and are very useful. 

The Leaf Lifters. Turn aside the foliage so that the plants are not 
injured by the wheels and so that close work can be done rapidly 
and easily. 


No. 1 1 Double Wheel-Hoe . 
No. 12 
No. 13 

No. 16 Single " 
No. 17 
No. 1714 " 
No. 18 


















$8 50 





7 50 


4 25 







5 35 




4 50 



4 00 


3 00 

No. 16 Single Wheel-Hoe at work, at Floracroft Gardens 

" Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivators 

These are splendid implements without a peer, as labor-savers. 
They are made entirely of steel, are light and easily handled, and 
j'et the frames are e.xtra long and high and strong. The teeth, hoes, 
etc., are of the finest quality of steel, carefully and scientifically 
shaped and curved. The cultivator teeth can be set at different dis- 
tances; the seed hoes to the Horse-Hoe can be set so as to throw 
much or little soil either to or from the plants. The lever wheels regu- 
late the depth at which the machine runs. The lever expanders 
widen or narrow the implements to work in uneven rows and can be 
changed as the horse is moving. The handles can be adjusted to 
suit the operator. 


No. 8 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has lever expander 

and lever wheel and depth regulator. Runs steady as a clock 

No. 7 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 8 except 

it has no dt pth regulator and does not rtn so steady 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 7 except 

it has a plain wheel setting with bolts instead of the lever wheel 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Without any wheels. . 
No. 4 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has plain wheel and 

wiihriut expanders 

No. 4 "Planet Jr." Plain cultivator only, without wheel (wheel extra, 


"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, Cultivator and Pulverizer. Complete. 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, Cultivator. Without pulverizer 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow. Without pulverizer and wheel 

J8 50 
8 00 

7 25 
6 50 

6 25 

4 00 

8 50 
6 90 

5 70 

Farmers' No. 19 Single VI heel-Hoe. Is a cheaper tool for farmers' use and 
is a good efficient tool. Has large wheel, 3 cultivator steels, 2 shovel steels 
and a plow. Price, I3. 2j. 

Fire Fly Wheel Garden Plow. A large plow only, but a very efficient garden 
help, $2.25. 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow at work 


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